Whalepool rejects SegWit2x

Another big Bitcoin-related organization rejected the upcoming hardfork
19 October 2017   1512

The largest community of bitcoin traders called Whalepool has announced its refusal to accept the SegWit2x hard fork. It had insisted on adding it to the list of industry representatives supporting Bitcoin Core developers.

The list was launched by the CEO and founder of Coinkite Rodolfo Nowak.

The Whalepool administration asked the Canadian entrepreneur to add the community to the nob2x list, and the answer was not long in coming

The list of nob2x includes companies and organizations that have not signed or withdrawn from the so-called New York agreement, where a decision was made on SegWit2x behind closed doors and without the participation of Bitcoin Core developers. It is expected that the hardfork will be held during the second week of November.

SEC Chairman to Speak About BTC Listing

It looks like Bitcoin listing on the tradional exchanges won't happen in the nearest future
20 September 2019   149

Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton said that bitcoin needs more regulation for listing on large exchanges. It is reported by CNBC.

If [investors] think there’s the same rigor around that price discovery as there is on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange ... they are sorely mistaken. We have to get to a place where we can be confident that trading is better regulated.
 

Jay Clayton

Chairman, SEC

He was talking about listing conditions for bitcoin itself, and not derivatives, such as CME futures.