Bitmain finally state they’ll never accept segwit if it prevent ASICBOOST

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Later, we will support the activation of SegWit on the UAHF chain if there is no patent risk associated with SegWit

Source: https://blog.bitmain.com/en/uahf-contingency-plan-uasf-bip148/

Read it again:

Later, we will support the activation of SegWit on the UAHF chain if there is no patent risk associated with SegWit

Let me translate this for you:

"if there is no patent risk" == "If segwit is compatible with our ASICBOOST patent"

Even more interesting, the title for the segwit2x PR has been changed from:

[WIP] SegWit activation + 2M base block size increase

to:

[WIP] 2M base block size increase

Source: https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/pull/11#event-1122460847

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