SegWit2x still possible. Again

Team of true SegWit2x fans is going to launch hardfork on the 28th of December, 2018
19 December 2017   8493

Some true fans of SegWit2x don't give up. New SegWit2x project website just appeared. According to the website, approx. on the 28th of December, when block 501451 will be mined, fork will be launched.

As it is stated on the project website, it intends to implement the Segwit2X, which was expected in mid-November. At the same time, developers add, the futures trading on Segwit2X hardfork on some exchanges, including HitBTC, continues.

Commission and transaction speed within the Bitcoin network has reached extraordinary values. It is almost impossible to use it as a means of payment.

Our team will carry out the Bitcoin hard fork, which was planned for mid-November. At the same time, trading of its futures has been carried out on some exchanges for a long time. HitBTC is among them.

I promise that all BTC holders will receive not only B2X in the ratio of 1 to 1, but also a proportional number of Satoshi Nakamoto`s Bitcoins as a reward for their commitment to progress.
 

Jaap Terlouw 

Founder of the project   

As the project's founder, Jaap Terlouw is listed on the site, and the idea of the team headed by him is to resume and refine the suspended Segwit2X project and create a "really anonymous and instant bitcoin."

It is claimed that the purpose of the work is not the replacement of the original network, but the effective coexistence of two networks with different purposes.

General project information:

  • Estimated date of the fork: 28.12.2017
  • Total issue: 21 million coins
  • Protection against repeated transactions: Yes
  • Unit extraction speed: 2.5 minutes
  • Mining: X11
  • Block size: increased to 4 mb
  • Recalculation of difficulty: after each block
  • Unique address format: Yes

Also, according to the roadmap, these are planned improvements:

  • Offline codes
  • Lightning Network support, instant transactions
  • ZkSnark
  • Ethereum smart contracts
  • Anonymous transactions

Creators of SegWit2x has a Telegram channel (Russian speaking, mostly) additionally to the main website. It is also worth noting that official Instagram, Twitter, second Telegram channel and Reddit are almost empty.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1008

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.