First Lightning Mainnet Beta Client Released

There are some restictions for lnd 0.4 -  $ 1,400 for one payment channel or approx. $ 400 for one payment
16 March 2018   1000

California start-up Lightning Labs introduced the first beta version of the Lightning client for the main bitcoin network, lnd 0.4, which will allow users to send bitcoins out of the blockchain.

It also became known that the company raised $ 2.5 million from the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey, the executive director of Square Capital Jacqueline Reese, the founder of Litecoin Charlie Lee and COO PayPal David Sachs.

CEO of Lightning Labs Elizabeth Stark said that about 1800 people have already joined the Slack channel dedicated to the LND client, and the developers have already created dozens of applications based on this software.

The target audience for the release is the developers and "advanced users" who can own a full node and use the LND command-line interface.

However, for this beta version, there are restrictions - $ 1,400 for one payment channel or approximately $ 400 for one payment.

Stark warned users not to use the beta version if they were afraid of losing funds, as many of the things the development team had introduced for the first time and it was not known where the problem might arise.

Craig Wright to Claim to be Satoshi Again

He explained that the false information surrounding Bitcoin and blockchain-derived systems made him come out of the shadows
18 February 2019   95

A senior researcher at nChain, Craig Wright, sent the Commission on the US Exchange Commodity Trading (CFTC) introductory information on cryptocurrency mechanics in response to a request from the Office. But even in the official document he did not miss the opportunity to remind everyone that it was he who allegedly was the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto.

My name is Dr. Craig Wright and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government in part under an AusIndustry project registered with the Dept. of Innovation as BlackNet. Ethereum is a poorly designed copy of bitcoin designed with the purpose of completing the promise of smart contracts and scripting that were delivered within bitcoin but which were hobbled by the core developers of bitcoin who sought to enable anonymous transactions to exist within the system. 

Craig Wright


Earlier in February, the “self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto” announced that he possesses a patent, allegedly capable of restricting the right to issue JPM Coin.

In October 2017, Craig Wright made a mistake confirming that he was not Satoshi Nakamoto.