Whalepool rejects SegWit2x

Another big Bitcoin-related organization rejected the upcoming hardfork
19 October 2017   679

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The list of nob2x includes companies and organizations that have not signed or withdrawn from the so-called New York agreement, where a decision was made on SegWit2x behind closed doors and without the participation of Bitcoin Core developers.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.

Poland’s Central Bank Sponsored Anti-Crypto Campaign

The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to sponsoring a smear campaign against cryptocurrencies on social networks
21 February 2018   38

According to a Polish news portal, the anti-crypto campaign was orchestrated by Youtube blogger from Poland, Gamellon. For this campaign, the Central Bank of Poland had spent 91,000 Zloty (about $27,000).

At the time of writing this article, this video has over 500,000 views and has not been marked as a paid promotion.

Gamellon used the hashtag #uważajnakryptowaluty, which stands for a website set up by the Polish government to warn users about cryptocurrencies. According to this site, there are several reasons on why users should be wary of cryptocurrencies.

Another blogger Planeta Faktów published a sponsored video on their channel titled ’10 Differences between money and cryptocurrency that you need to know’. It also has the same hashtag, #uważajnakryptowaluty. But unlike Gamellon ’s video, this one has an ‘Includes Paid Promotion’ tag at the start of the video.

There is no law against cryptocurrencies in Poland. But it is illegal to create sponsored content without explicitly mentioning it.