Bitwala not to fork away from Bitcoin Core version

Bitwala says that Core define what is Bitcoin and the platform won't fork away from it
24 August 2017   1406

Bitwala, a blockchain payment platform, has published the announcement reflecting an increasing number of inquiries regarding Bitwala’s support of the New York Agreement and SegWit2x.

Thus, according to the statement, Bitwala would like to honor the agreement that the company has subscribed to, at the same time following what their customers use and want to use. 

The company states its view on the situation pretty clearly:

We will not actively fork away from what we view as “bitcoin”, which is the chain that is supported by the current Core dev team.
 

Bitwala team

The announcement found feedback on social media. BITMAIN co-founder Jihan Wu defines the statement as "interesting":

"We will (and are constantly doing so) review which coins to natively support, so if you want to make your voice heard, we encourage you to politely and constructively approach those who can make the changes you desire or feel you are owed", Bitwala continues.

Should the Bitcoin developers come to the conclusion to follow the SegWit2X agreement, that chain will be considered the de-facto Bitcoin by Bitwala. Everything else is up to the market, which we will continue to serve as quickly and efficiently as we can.
 

Bitwala team

Thus, SegWit2x will likely become a second Bitcoin hard-fork in November, 2017.

Play2live announced the release of its MVP and a token sale

Blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers release a full-fledged esports streaming service
21 February 2018   18

On February 21 the first blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers, Play2live, opened its LevelUp Coin (LUC) token sale event with a deadline on March 14 at 17:00 UTC along with the rolling out of its MVP. The platform is based on BitShares 2.0, already successfully passed a heavy testing stage with with live matches and streams.

The service is already capable of accepting around 200,000 viewers. A special tournament for CS:GO - CryptoMasters with the world's first prize pool entirely comprised of the virtual currency ($100,000 worth of LUC) is also announced under the banner of Play2live. The event is set to take place in Minsk, Belarus on February 24-25. The broadcast will be arranged in 7 languages - English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

The service also features a voting system during matches using the same LUC. This token acts as an internal currency that can be easily converted to another cryptocurrency or a fiat currency by means of the Play2live's API.

The company itself was established in 2017. Its purpose is to merge blockchain technology and streaming service to provide all the participants of the streaming process a seamless platform for prioritizes interaction and encourages the diversity of monetization schemes. It is reported that Play2live will have up to 15 sources of revenue.

On February 21 at 17:00 UTC CEO of Play2live opened the token sale with a Q&A stream session with topics concerning the update of P2l, product and sale related matters.