SegWit2x still possible? (part 2)

Yobit exchange will launch the SegWit2x futures trading before the date of possible (or impossible?) hardfork
14 November   1245

The hype around the hardfork does not stop. YoBit cryptocurrency exchange launches the SegWit2x futures trading before the date of possible (or impossible?) hardfork.

Yobit will apply the same scheme as in the case of Bitcoin Gold tokens. The exchange will freeze the input and output of bitcoins from the users' accounts, and after that they will calculate the preliminary volume of the SegWit2x split-tokens. This scheme has much in common with futures trading.

On the exchange's website, a countdown appeared.

YoBit website
YoBit website

The fact that the exchange opens trades with these tokens gives reason to expect that despite the announcement of the leaders of the movement, SegWit2x will still take place.

What is Yobit?

YoBit is a cryptocurrency exchange with not really much public information. 

Yobit. net is a cryptocurrency exchange platform that unites major market players. Yobit.net always supports cooperation with the most popular world cryptocurrencies and provides the possibility to gain profit at electronic money exchange transactions.
 

Official Yobit FAQ

According to World Coin Index, Yobit is at the 26th place in cryptocurrency exchange ranking by 24h volume ($ 21,610,664).

Unfortunatelly, we have detected a lot of negative feedbacks regarding the Yobit exchange. Thus, at CryptoCompare has a 1.8 / 5 star ranking and a lot of interesting comments.

Total scam. Can't withdraw. Crazy fees. Support sux. Crappy xchange. Do not get in!
 

User with battleseal nickname

 

Largest Nordic Bank Bans Employees' Bitcoin Trade

Employees who currently own cryptocurrencies will not be forced to sell them, but they will not be allowed to buy more
23 January   179

Nordea, the Nordic region’s biggest bank, said Monday it will ban its roughly 31,000 employees from trading cryptocurrencies as of February 28 due to the unregulated nature of the market and high risks. This is reported by Reuters.

The reason why employees are prohibited from investing in cryptocurrencies is that the risks are considered too high and the protection for both employees and the bank is insufficient.

 

Nordea said in a statement

The bank added that unlike trading of securities and currencies, trade of cryptocurrencies is not regulated by any authority, and as such investors who buy cryptocurrencies have no protection against illegal business practices and money laundering.

Employees who currently own cryptocurrencies will not be forced to sell them, but they will not be allowed to buy more, bank said.

In early December, we have reported that Merrill Lynch bank banned its customers and consultants who carry out transactions on their behalf to buy bitcoin through the Grayscale Investment Trust.