Chalie Lee against SegWit2x hardfork

Litecoin creator, Charlie Lee, explains the reasons for being against SegWit2x 
06 September 2017   2157

Charlie Lee, the Litecoin creator, is known as one of the most honest developers in the cryptocurrency world. Indeed, he never shies away from any discussion on the hottest topics with the public and always tries to be open and honest about the problems. 

Now, as the hypothetical SegWit2x activation is becoming closer and closer, Charlie Lee shares his opinion on this subject on Twitter. The man talks about the SegWit2x activation and about the results of the poll that was conducted by him a bit earlier.

As shown, more than a half of the cryptocurrency enthusiasts don't support Bitcoin hardforking in November to double the blocksize.  

As soon as the Litecoin creator is concerned, the man goes on explaining why he is against the activation, as well. 

I am against Segwit2x hardfork in November due to 3 reasons: lack of urgent need, lack of replay protection, lack of consensus.

Charlie Lee
Litrcoin creator

The man details that "if we have any of the 3 things I listed, then a hardfork is called for and would be fine". 

Charlie Lee against SegWit2x
Charlie Lee on Twitter

Litecoin creator supports his opinion talking about other cryptocurrencies example.  

Chinese Miners to Fall Victims of Ransomware

Looks like ransomware came together with "improved" firmware, that should "overclock" device
21 January 2019   79

In China, a ransomware spreads, victims of which are Bitcoin miners. The damage from its activities is measured in tens of thousands of dollars. This is reported by Trustnodes.

The virus infects miners, released by Bitmain, and requires you to send 10 bitcoins, otherwise threatening to cause overheating of the device.

The problem is solved by formatting the SD card of the infected device, however, as Trustnodes notes, the whole process can take up to four days, while malicious software rapidly spreads to the other miners.

Compromised device
Compromised device

Probably, the virus comes with an "improved" firmware for miners. Some owners install such firmware to “overclock” their ASIC devices and improve their performance.

The first messages about the virus refer to August last year. In particular, Antminer S9, T9 and even L3 + for Litecoin were attacked. Over time, the malware has been improved. Now its distributor himself can decide when to display a message requesting a ransom. One miner also said that one night the address to which the 4,000 devices belonging to him sent the mined cryptocurrency was changed to the address of the hacker, which brought him $ 8,000.