Blockchain.info clarifies its position on SegWit2x

Blockchain.info wallet has published a statement on the Bitcoin hardfork
14 October 2017   6329

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.

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   36

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.