Rebuttal: GBMiners denies leaving SegWit2x agreement

GBMiners, India’s largest Bitcoin mining pool operator, clarifies the SegWit2x agreement leaing information
31 October 2017   1105

On October 27, Charlie Lee revealed that GBMiners, a major mining pool operator, has stopped signaling for the SegWit2x hardfork expected to occur in mid-November.

Now the company clarifies that it has not pulled out from the SegWit2x (NYA) agreement. In particular, the GBMiners team explains that its mining pool briefly stopped signaling for SegWit2x because it had been testing for a few upgrades. 

We are testing for few upgrades. We haven’t pulled out of NYA.
 

GBMiners team

Thus, the information provided by Litecoin creator turned out to be not quite true. However, GBMiners only accounts for a small percentage of the global Bitcoin hashrate (at around 2.5%), while other major mining pools like F2Pool, which accounts for 14% of the Bitcoin hashrate, has pulled out of the SegWIt2x agreement.

As shown, the hash power of pools that have pulled out of the agreement has increased massively in the past week.

Electrum to Add Lightning Network Support Soon

According to the team, in other words, Electrum will turn into a Lightning node
14 October 2019   46

The Lightning Network protocol will be implemented in the popular Electrum bitcoin wallet in the next release.

As the representatives of the project said in a statement today, the Lightning node’s own implementation has already been merged with the main development branch.

The next release of Electrum will support Lightning payments. Our lightning node implementation has been merged into Electrum's master branch.
 

Electrum @twitter

Developers also emphasize that, in essence, Electrum will turn into a full-fledged Lightning node.

Recall that the intention to implement Lightning Network support, the creator of Electrum Thomas Vogtlin announced in July at the BIP001 conference in Odessa.