The proposed hard fork, segwit2x, was suspended two weeks ago for lack of consensus. Notably, it has only been suspended but not canceled. There is still a chance that the hard fork will still be on the table in 2018, and we have already seen how impactful this move can be on bitcoin price.
So far, only Japan has fully accepted bitcoin as legal tender, but many others are still skeptical. Of course, they can’t deny the presence and benefits of bitcoin, but they are having a hard time understanding all about it. For this reason, there are no other countries besides Japan that has legalized bitcoin. Nevertheless, more and more countries are considering it, including Australia, Russia, India, and several others. At the same time, a few have banned bitcoin outright, including China and South Korea.