Whalepool rejects SegWit2x

Another big Bitcoin-related organization rejected the upcoming hardfork
19 October 2017   1263

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The list of nob2x includes companies and organizations that have not signed or withdrawn from the so-called New York agreement, where a decision was made on SegWit2x behind closed doors and without the participation of Bitcoin Core developers.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

Karpeles to Face Another 10 Years in Jail

Japanese enforcements agencies blamed Mt. Gox CEO in stilling $3M
12 December 2018   95

Japanese prosecutors blamed the head of the already inactive exchange Mt. Gox Mark Carpeles in embezzling 341 million yen ($ 3 million) from a bank account trading platform. The prosecutors made the corresponding statement in the Tokyo District Court, demanding 10 years of imprisonment for Karpeles, reports The Mainichi.

[Mark Karpeles] diverted company funds to such uses as investing in a software development business for personal interest" and "played a great role in totally destroying the confidence of bitcoin users.
 

Japanese prosecutors

It is noted that in September-December 2013, the head of MtGox allegedly transferred funds to personal bank accounts, and then invested in the software development business.

Carpeles is also accused of faking the data of the trading system of the exchange for the fabrication of balance sheets.

The deadline for accepting applications from affected investors as part of the civil rehabilitation of Mt. Gox has been extended until the end of December.