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   4260

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.

BNC to Monitor BTC Community's Mood

The system called Twitter Sentiment analyzes over 34M BTC-related Twitter posts each week, using AI to track the mood of the community
22 January 2020   66

Blockchain-based New Zealand-based research firm Brave New Coin (BNC) has unveiled a new system for measuring the mood of the Bitcoin community based on Twitter messages.

According to BNC, the new Twitter Sentiment rating system analyzes over 34 million BTC-related Twitter posts each week. The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that look for records containing the words bitcoin, $ BTC and BTC and others.

BNC notes that user sentiment continues to be a “significant” factor in the price and dynamics of digital assets, and a new technique has been developed to track these sentiments. According to the BNC, it took 18 months to launch the Bitcoin Twitter Sentiment. The data obtained is divided into seven categories - Opinion, Technical Information, Inside the Network, Advertising, Bots, Macros and Hacking.

For the week ending January 17, the most common entries were in the Opinion category - their number was 30.42% of all data received. In second place was the category Technical Information, and in third inside the network (includes information on mining and hashrate).

BNC spokeswoman Pierre Ansaldi said that during the first quarter of this year, the company will also launch community sentiment analysis tools for other crypto assets.