Greek court agreed to extradite Vinnik to Russia

On the 4th of October court had already approved US extradition request; final point will be put be the Minister of Justice
11 October

On October 11, the Council of Judges in Thessaloniki supported the request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office to extradite Russian Alexander Vinnik. This is reported by RIA News.

Alexandr Vinnik
Alexandr Vinnik

But, according to the defender of Alexandr, Ilias Spirliadis, it is still impossible to legally execute this decision of the court, since on October 4 another council of judges satisfied a similar request for extradition of Vinnik from the US side.

The final point in the case should be put by the Minister of Justice, who independently makes decisions on extradition, regardless of the court decision.

Samourai Wallet: SegWit2x is an attack on the network

Another Bitcoin-related company expressed its position regrading upcoming SegWit2x
18 October

Samourai Wallet team said that the SegWit2x is a controversial and unnecessary change in the current rules of the network and it is the attempt of a small group of players to take control over the development of the open code of bitcoin. This is stated in the official blog of the company.

As noted in the statement, Samourai Wallet supports the development of open source code by the Bitcoin Core team, which, according to company representatives, timely introduces all the necessary updates. In this regard, the service will support the longest chain of blocks, compatible with Bitcoin Core 0.15 nodes.

The S2X hard fork is particularly troubling as the development team have NOT added an important safeguard known as ‘replay protection’ to their software. Without replay protection any transaction sent on either of the chains may also be sent on the other chain (‘replayed’), leading to the high potential of users losing funds. Because of the willful insistence by the developer(s) to not add replay protection, we are classifying this hard fork as an attack on the network.
 

Samourai Wallet team

In this regard, the service will offer additional measures to protect against repetitive playback in the case of hard-core.

It is also stressed that Samourai Wallet will not provide users with access to the equivalent number of S2X tokens, and will offer to convert them to BTC at the market price.