Rebuttal: GBMiners denies leaving SegWit2x agreement

GBMiners, India’s largest Bitcoin mining pool operator, clarifies the SegWit2x agreement leaing information
31 October 2017   981

On October 27, Charlie Lee revealed that GBMiners, a major mining pool operator, has stopped signaling for the SegWit2x hardfork expected to occur in mid-November.

Now the company clarifies that it has not pulled out from the SegWit2x (NYA) agreement. In particular, the GBMiners team explains that its mining pool briefly stopped signaling for SegWit2x because it had been testing for a few upgrades. 

We are testing for few upgrades. We haven’t pulled out of NYA.
 

GBMiners team

Thus, the information provided by Litecoin creator turned out to be not quite true. However, GBMiners only accounts for a small percentage of the global Bitcoin hashrate (at around 2.5%), while other major mining pools like F2Pool, which accounts for 14% of the Bitcoin hashrate, has pulled out of the SegWIt2x agreement.

As shown, the hash power of pools that have pulled out of the agreement has increased massively in the past week.

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   120

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.