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   1973

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.

'Kodak Miner' Turned Out to be a Scam

KashMiner by Spotlite USA was promoted as Kodak branded bitcoin miner 
17 July 2018   137

The KashMiner bitcoin miner, exhibited at the Kodak stand during the CES technology show in Las Vegas, was in fact a product designed to mislead potential consumers and with a potentially unattainable potential return. This is reported by BBC.

Spotlite USA is licensed by Kodak's lighting division, which allows it to use the famous brand in its products. In January 2018 the company introduced its miner and announced that it intends to lease it. According to its business plan, potential users had to pay a commission before getting the device. It was expected that after depositing $ 3,400, the customer will receive a device that will allow him to easily cover expenses and receive revenue from bitcoin mining.

However the company did not have an official Kodak license to use the brand in the production of mining equipment and initially overstated the indicators of the potential profit of its device, refusing to take into account the growing complexity and costs of bitcoin mining. The advertising materials reported that KashMiner brings $ 375 a month, which, subject to a 2-year contract, would allow the client to receive $ 5,600 of profit after paying a commission. Experts from the industry of cryptocurrency call this offer a scam.

There is no way your magical Kodak miner will make the same $375 every month.
 

Saifedean Ammous

Economist

CEO Spotlite USA Halston Mikail previously reported that he plans to install hundreds of miners at the headquarters of Kodak. According to him, he already managed to place 80 miners there, but the Kodak spokesman denied this information.

While you saw units at CES from our licensee Spotlite, the KashMiner is not a Kodak brand licensed product. Units were not installed at our headquarters.
 

Kodak Spokesman

In a phone call with the BBC, Spotlite's Halston Mikail said the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had prevented the scheme from going ahead.