Bitcoin Diamond: another Bitcoin hardfork?

Should we wait for another hardfork of Bitcoin? Let's try to figure out 
23 November 2017   3490

Reports about the launch of another Bitcoin hardfork keeps coming. 

What is Bitcoin Diamond?

According to The Bitcoin News, Bitcoin Diamond, a new cryptocurrency was recently launched by Team EVEY& Team 007, two teams of bitcoin miners who were not happy with some of the major downsides of Bitcoin. After nine years of rapid development and various issues that the miners faced with Bitcoin, such as lack of privacy protection, high transaction fees and slow transaction speed, the teams finally collaborated and rolled out Bitcoin Diamond. 

Bitcoin Diamond is a fork of Bitcoin that occurs at the predetermined height of block 495866” (approx. 24th of November)

Bitcoin Diamond miners will begin creating blocks with a new proof-of-work algorithm, and will consecutively develop and enhance the protection for account transfer and privacy based on original features of BTC. The original Bitcoin blockchain will continue on unaltered, and a new branch of the blockchain will split off from the original chain. It shares the same transaction history with Bitcoin until it starts branching and coming into a unique block from which it diverges. As a result of this process, a new cryptocurrency was created which we call “Bitcoin Diamond”. 
 

Bitcoin Diamond Team

According to the team, Bitcoin Diamond has various benefits, such as:

  • better privacy protection,
  • encryption of the amount
  • balance which protects customers’ privacy and faster transaction confirmations. 

Also, Bitcoin Diamond team reports that BCD is already supported by large anount of exchanges, such as:

  • huobi.pro,
  • okex.com,
  • coinnest.com,
  • gate.io,
  • bitsun,
  • bibox,
  • btctrade,
  • Aex.com,
  • Cex.com,
  • Coinbene.com,
  • Rightbtc.com 

It is worth noting that at Gate .io BCD is traded for $81.46.

And we wasn't able to find any official information about Bitcoin Gold support in the number of above mentioned exchanges. But maybe it will appear when fork will happen? 

Bitcoin Diamond Team 

There isn't much information about Bitcoin Diamond Team.

Bitcoin Diamond Development Team
Bitcoin Diamond Development Team
Bitcoin Diamond Operations Team
Bitcoin Diamond Operations Team
 

These are screenshot from official website of Bitcoin Diamond. As you can see, there isn't a lot of information and those, who stands behind Bitcoin Diamond.  

It is also worth noting that GitHub button at Bitcoin Diamond website doesn't work, and Youtube button just leads to Youtube with "bitcoin diamond" search words. 

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   148

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.