F2Pool and WEX withdraw support for SegWit2x

F2Pool and WEX exchange stop signaling for SegWit2x as Bitcoin Price surges past $5,200
13 October 2017   1591

As the possible Bitcoin hardfork comes closer, more and more companies refuse to support it.

According to BitGo engineer, Jameson Lopp, Bitcoin mining pool F2Pool has stopped signalling for SegWit2x.

For now, F2Pool is the third largest mining pool which in its hash power is the second only to Antpool and BTC.top. Its share in the total network hashrate is about 13.19%. 

Bitcoin blocks by mining pool on coin.dance
Bitcoin blocks by mining pool on coin.dance

On top of that, the cryptocurrency platform WEX.nz also states that it will not support the Segwit2x and does not intend to introduce new trading pairs in case of its implementation

WEX.nz on SegWit2x
WEX.nz on SegWit2x 

Thus, the company argues that the management of the exchange considers the possible hardfork to be questionable both for trades and for the cryptocurrency system as a whole.
Though, WEX team details, the hardfork-thing will not interrupt the regular operating mode of the exchange and will not stop the trade.

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   21

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.