To the moon: Bitcoin price exceeds $6,000

Bitcoin price hits new all-time high at $6,054 mark
21 October 2017   1849

On October 20th, the Bitcoin price achieved a new all-time high at $6,054. 

Bitcoin price chart on bitcoinwisdom.com
Bitcoin price chart on bitcoinwisdom.com

As shown from the chart of the Bitfinex exchange, the highest volume BTC/USD exchange, in the last few hours there has been an abrupt increase in trading volume, thanks to which the price of "digital gold" has surged.

Indeed, it seems like hardly anything can stop Bitcoin: in the last month, China banned ICOs and Bitcoin exchanges, South Korea banned ICOs, while the US SEC stepped up scrutiny of ICOs. And nothing of it really matters. 

Bitcoin price chart on coinmarketcap.com
Bitcoin price chart on coinmarketcap.com

At the time of writing, the top cryptocurrency price is just slightly lower and is about $5979.76, its market capitalization is $99,479,508,611.

Obviously, rates are rising in anticipation of the upcoming hardfork. We'll keep you updated. 

Electrum to Add Lightning Network Support Soon

According to the team, in other words, Electrum will turn into a Lightning node
14 October 2019   46

The Lightning Network protocol will be implemented in the popular Electrum bitcoin wallet in the next release.

As the representatives of the project said in a statement today, the Lightning node’s own implementation has already been merged with the main development branch.

The next release of Electrum will support Lightning payments. Our lightning node implementation has been merged into Electrum's master branch.
 

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Developers also emphasize that, in essence, Electrum will turn into a full-fledged Lightning node.

Recall that the intention to implement Lightning Network support, the creator of Electrum Thomas Vogtlin announced in July at the BIP001 conference in Odessa.