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   741

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.

First BTC Forks Battle to be Held on p2pb2b Exchange

p2pb2b exchange is going to challenge 'digital gold' fork
28 September 2018   473

Since the launch of the very first cryptocurrency, lots of developers were trying to improve Bitcoin and fix existing bugs. According to, there were 69 Bitcoin forks in total in the crypto market in April 2018 and only 10 of them were traded on exchanges. p2pb2b exchange has decided to figure out which of the forks deserve to be listed and currently holds Bitcoin Forks Battle for the first time in the history of the crypto market. The platform is not going to decide the destiny of coins itself. Instead, the community of traders will be voting for the best coins in their opinion. The winner will get a free listing on p2pb2b.

How does the Battle go?

Bitcoin Forks Battle is held on the p2pb2b exchange in 3 stages. Any of Bitcoin forks can participate. The following forks are already participating in the Battle: B2X, BCA, BCD, BCX, BIFI, BTCS, BTN, BTX, GOD, LBTC, NRO, SBTC, UBTC. There is still a chance for any other Bitcoin fork to join the competition. Only traders registered on p2pb2b with at least 0.003 BTC / 0.05 ETH / 25 USD on their account in order to exclude frauds. The voting itself is free.

  • Stage 1 - Qualification
    • The stage will last for 7 days and only 8 most voted coins will pass to the next round.
  • Stage 2 - Play-off
    • 8 coins will be randomly divided into pairs. A fixture list will be made and coins will participate in matches just like it works in football. There will be 6 matches in total, 24 hours each. 2 finalists will pass to the next stage. Coins that will make it to the play-off will receive a special offer for the listing within a month since the announcement of the battle results.
  • Stage 3 - The Final
    • The final stage will last for 5 days, the most voted coin wins the battle and gets a free listing of p2pb2b.

Bitcoin forks will finally get a chance to enter the crypto market and find its acceptance. Coin holders will be able to benefit from trading and an improved functionality that each fork has already presented. Check out the official website to participate in the Battle and choose the coin you like the most.


p2pb2b cryptocurrency exchange has made a reboot after 4 years of work and introduced users a completely new platform for safe and profitable trading. The team is mainly focused on the needs of businesses and large enterprises. However, each participant of the crypto market will be able to find benefits in using p2pb2b exchange. Traders get high performance, safety, and client’s support. Businesses take an advantage of a possibility to list a new coin for 5 minutes, updated API, officially registered Estonian company. More information about the platform is available on the official website.