Blockchain.info clarifies its position on SegWit2x

Blockchain.info wallet has published a statement on the Bitcoin hardfork
14 October 2017   7310

The representatives of the popular Bitcoin wallet, Blockchain.info, claim that in case of activation of the Segwit2x, the company will follow the chain with the most accumulated difficulty and refer to that chain as Bitcoin.

As detailed by the team, if the minority chain has significant value, Blockchain.info will make that value available for customers to hold or exchange for a period of time, as they did with Bitcoin Cash. If the minority chain is the one with 1MB blocks, the company plans to call it BC1. If the minority chain has 2MB blocks - BC2.

It's worth mentioning that the company's position regarding Segwit2x's hardfork caused confusion and discontent among plenty users of social networks.

Some users even started to withdraw funds from this popular wallet.

The things around the SegWit2x hardfork get heated from day to day. We'll keep you updated.

SEC Chairman to Speak About BTC Listing

It looks like Bitcoin listing on the tradional exchanges won't happen in the nearest future
20 September 2019   148

Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton said that bitcoin needs more regulation for listing on large exchanges. It is reported by CNBC.

If [investors] think there’s the same rigor around that price discovery as there is on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange ... they are sorely mistaken. We have to get to a place where we can be confident that trading is better regulated.
 

Jay Clayton

Chairman, SEC

He was talking about listing conditions for bitcoin itself, and not derivatives, such as CME futures.