Possible Bitcoin creator says no to SegWit2x

Nick Szabo added the abbreviation [NO2X] to his Twitter nickname
08 November 2017   2374

Well-known crypto specialist and researcher in the field of smart contracts Nick Szabo added to his name on Twitter the abbreviation [NO2X], which serves as a distinctive sign of opponents of the SegWit2x hardfork.

It happened on the night of Wednesday, November 8, and many users paid attention to this fact. Nick Szabo himself has not made any announcements about SegWit2x's hardfork, in his Twitter feed there was a retweet of bitcoin-investor Stephen Cole with an attached screenshot of Alex Morkos's quotation from Chaincode Labs.

The highlighted fragment of the text emphasizes that the developers of SegWit2x have not implemented protection against replaying transactions, and calls on companies still supporting hardfork to ask themselves why they are part of this most massive destabilization of the network over the entire history of bitcoin .

Nika Szabo, who in 1998 developed the algorithm of decentralized digital currency and called it "digital gold" (bit gold), is often associated with Satoshi Nakamoto, although he himself denies his involvement in the creation of bitcoin.

The fact that Sabo added the abbreviation [NO2X] to his name on Twitter, Litecoin's creator Charlie Lee noticed too.


SEC to Start VanEck-SolidX BTC-ETF Consideration

Starting today, the 45-day countdown to the SEC initial decision was launched
20 February 2019   87

For the first time since August of last year, two proposals on the creation of a Bitcoin-ETF are under consideration by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The application of VanEck and SolidX, issued in cooperation with the Cboe BZX exchange, as expected, was included in the Federal Register issue this Wednesday, with which the 45-day countdown to the SEC initial decision was launched. The application of Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca was published last week.

I … hope that our investment in regulatory and market education, hard work and commitment will be honored when the time comes.

Gabor Gurbacs

Director of digital asset strategy, VanEck

The head of Bitwise’s research department, Matt Hogan, believes that not only firms that have submitted bids to create Bitcoin-ETFs are looking for approvals, but and the entire “extremely fast-growing” crypto industry.

A year ago there was maybe one qualified crypto custodian … and now there are half-a-dozen, and that number will go up from here. A little more than year ago, we didn’t have futures. A year ago we didn’t have nearly as many firms making markets. A few months ago, you didn’t have folks like Fidelity announced in the space. It’s evolving really, really quickly.

Matt Hougan

Global head of research, Bitwise

 As reported, ultimately, however, a bitcoin ETF approval will depend on how companies approach their proposals.