To the moon: Bitcoin price exceeds $6,000

Bitcoin price hits new all-time high at $6,054 mark
21 October 2017   1692

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. 

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.