First Lightning crosschain swap from BTC to LTC performed

Atomic swap between Bitcoin and Litecoin successfully performed
17 November 2017   1079

First transaction between Bitcoin and Litecoin performed using the Lightning Network.

The ability to instantly exchange currencies using the Lightning solution offers a number of advantages, such as instant settlement, increased privacy and low commission fees.

Under the hood, the Lightning Network uses a special type of payment called a Hashed Time-Locked Contract (HTLC). HTLCs are structurally very similar to the contracts used in our previous example—they use timelocked refunds for safety, and atomically move funds by revealing preimages. In fact, at the scripting level, an HTLC is differentiated only by one additional clause, which can be used to indefinitely extend the life of a channel in the cooperative case.

Lightning Team

First successful atomic swap is a big step for whole cryptocurrency community and for the blockchain technology. 

Bitcoin White to Release iOS and MacOS Wallet

According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018
19 February 2018   120

Bitcoin White is a flexible and decentralized application platform designed to lower the threshold for developers. Using JavaScript as the programming language and relational database to store data, Bitcoin White is increasing the similarities between developing a DAPP and a traditional web application.

Bitcoin White team has already developed and released the version of its wallet for Windows, Linux and Android. According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018.

 Bitcoin White Roadmap
Bitcoin White Roadmap Fragment

The features of the wallet include asset management, account information, setting an additional password, blocking the account by block, and internal blockchain list of transactions.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin White:

Average price: $0,184621
24h volume: $48 806