Nasdaq wants to boot iced tea maker for taking advantage of bitcoin craze

Nasdaq wants to boot an iced tea maker off its exchange for allegedly trying to fool investors caught up in the cryptocurrency mania. Last year's rebranding of Long Island Iced Tea into Long Blockchain symbolized the moment that the bitcoin movement went from a boom to a craze. The bizarre makeover …
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Lawyers Are Taking Payment in Bitcoin Despite Conflict of Interest Concerns (

An increasing number of lawyers are taking payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With many ICO startups destitute until their crowdsale, ether or tokens are often all they can offer. Rather than turn away business, some lawyers have admitted to taking payment in crypto. While increased acceptance of cryptocurrency – especially in such circles – is to be welcomed, it’s led to concerns that lawyers who are financially invested in a project may struggle to dispense impartial


Thailand Taking Steps to Regulate ICOs (

As part of its balanced approach, Thailand is taking further steps to regulate initial coin offerings by expanding current guidelines. Discussions on the framework between relevant institutions have already started, with a public hearing to be conducted soon. The first ICO to be carried out by a locally registered company is scheduled for March. The plan is to raise more than $ 20 million for a decentralized lending platform.
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A bitcoin conference has stopped taking bitcoin payments because they don't work well enough

An upcoming conference dedicated to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has stopped accepting ticket payments in bitcoin, suggesting that the method was slow, costly and labor-intensive. The North American Bitcoin Conference, held in Miami next week, said on its website that network …
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The current approach S2X is taking in deploying their fork is a violation of the second paragraph of the NYA Scaling Agreement

Paragraph 2 of the NYA scaling agreement reads:

We are also committed to the research and development of technical mechanisms to improve signaling(sic) in the bitcoin community, as well as to put in place communication tools, in order to more closely coordinate with ecosystem participants in the design, integration, and deployment of safe solutions that increase bitcoin capacity.

(I added the bold above)

In direct contradiction, however, BTC1 (the S2X codebase) intentionally has created and deployed code that creates a technical mechanism to cloak signalling.

Also in contradiction to the claim of "deployment of safe solutions" the refusal to implement safe two way replay protection, which is an easy thing to do, is actually intentional deployment of an unsafe solution.

Add to that today's news that Jeff Garzik has sought assistance in creating Sybil nodes deployable as docker containers for BTC1 which would send false signals about the quantity of support S2X has and we can see that NYA's second paragraph carries zero weight with its lead (and possibly only) developer.

Add to that the fact that all the miners mined on a separate hard fork of bitcoin that was created simultaneous to the SegWit activation clause, and that all the exchanges listed and traded that alt coin and you have the agreement's first paragraph breached by practically all participants already.

Those that tell you that you are breaking an agreement by not endorsing S2X are the worst kinds of liars. You never signed up to their agreement; and they are the ones breaking the agreement.

( for anyone interested in reviewing it.)

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