BitMEX: only Bitcoin, only Bitcoin Core

BitMEX cryptocurrency exchange shows zero support for SegWit2x
15 October 2017   1269

As "anyone can create a chain fork of Bitcoin at any time" and a SegWit2x hardfork in November 2017 is highly possible, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, BitMEX, clarifies its position on any and all potential hardforks.

The company claims that they will support the new coin only if there is strong replay protection and wipeout protection. It is detailed, that the administrative overhead of distributing any and all hardforked coins (including Bitcoin-based distributions like Byteball/Lumens) is prohibitive and BitMEX will not monitor or maintain balances of hard-forked coins.

It is our understanding that the SegWit2x proposal does not include two way transaction replay protection, enabled by default. Therefore BitMEX will not be able to support SegWit2x.
 

BitMEX team

As such, BitMEX is not to support the distribution of B2X, nor will BitMEX be liable for any B2X sent to the company.  This policy applies even if the SegWit2x chain has the majority hashrate

According to the team, BitMEX considers any and all contentious hardfork tokens as altcoins. The .BXBT and .BXBTJPY indices will remain unchanged and will not include B2X.

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   146

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.