Ledger have just announced via Twitter that the Ledger Nano S hardware wallet is now supporting Bitcoin Private (BTCP). This comes hot on the heels of the Bitcoin and ZClassic fork coin's listing on Coin Market Cap.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin Private is not yet listed amongst the supported cryptocurrencies on Ledger's site. If you held Bitcoin (BTC) on a Ledger Nano S at the time of the fork (February 28th, 2018), keep an eye on that list regarding information about how to safely claim the Bitcoin Private that you are entitled to.
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The soon to be released, extreme scarcity coin, BitCoin Rhodium (BTR), featured on the most recent episode of Adam Meister's This Week in Bitcoin. I say extreme scarcity because there will only ever be two million, one hundred thousand BTR in existence. That's 90% less than Bitcoin (BTC), which itself is a scarce coin.
BitCoin Rhodium support team member, Nobby Clarke, was a guest on the show. He outlined some important information for BTR holders and those looking to invest when it hits exchanges, possibly later this month. Here is an outline of some of the points Nobby made. You can also watch the BitCoin Rhodium related portion of the show below.
BitCoin Rhodium have just tweeted that they are finishing work on the mining part of the project. If you'd like to be one of the first to mine BTR, then join their community on Discord here and tag yourself as a miner.
There's rhodium in them thar hills ... BitCoin Rhodium that is. There will only ever be 2,100,000 BTR in existance, so go now and mine it. Stake your claim for the rarest cryptocurrency on the planet.
If you registered for the BitCoin Rhodium airdrop and haven't yet claimed your coins, time is running out. There will only ever be two point one million (2,100,000) BTR, so don't let yours slip through your fingers. The claim deadline is Saturday, March 31st 2018, so take action now.
What you need to do is go to Claim your BitCoin Rhodium and read and follow all of the instructions carefully. If you get stuck or have any difficulties, go to the BTR Wallet Frequently Asked Questions. As a last resort, if you still can't work it out, contact BitCoin Rhodium here.
Bitcoin.com Wallet to No Longer Create Bitcoin (BTC) Wallet by Default, Only Bitcoin Cash (BCH) - Roger Ver
In his presentation today at Satoshi's Vision Conference in Tokyo, Japan, Roger Ver said, "I have an announcement I guess I'll make here that I've told just a few people in private, but in the next update to the Bitcoin.com wallet coming very, very soon, we will be dropping Bitcoin Core wallet creation by default and it will only be making Bitcoin Cash wallets by default."
In my opinion, this will most likely result in people who are new to Bitcoin, or inexperienced with it, mistakenly purchasing Bitcoin Cash (BCH) when they think that they are buying Bitcoin (BTC). This may even be the goal, as Ver made his personal beliefs about Bitcoin crystal clear in his speech today when he said, "Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin."
Don't be fooled. Bitcoin Cash is not Bitcoin. It is an altcoin, created by forking the original Bitcoin blockchain. Bitcoin is BTC, not BCH, Bitcoin Cash, or dare I say, 'BCash'.
BitCoin Rhodium is a community-based crypto commodity, rare, limited and resistant cryptocurrency to store value for the future.
The goal is to provide not just a payment method, but a real, valuable commodity, which will become a prosperous investment element, along with BTC.
Introducing BitCoin Rhodium
A Unique Crypto Commodity, For the Long-Term
In late 2017, amidst a surge in altcoin issuance – particularly, Bitcoin hard forks – our Europe-based development team decided to try something different. For one, we viewed hard forks, for the most part, as Bitcoin clones that would be difficult to discern from the real thing. Second, after the first two, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold, none had been supported by major exchanges or wallets – making them nearly impossible to acquire; let alone, safely. Lastly, in a world where hundreds of new altcoins were emerging, it was becoming clear that without a viable, long-term use-case – that could be convincingly communicated to investors – the odds of significant price appreciation were extremely low.
First, we considered what other altcoins were doing – and then, what Bitcoin couldn’t do, given its ability to subsume nearly all vital cryptocurrency functions. Which is when we came up with the idea of “ultra-Bitcoin scarcity”; i.e., a coin with all of Bitcoin’s best features, and a lifetime cap of just 2.1 million, or one-tenth of Bitcoin’s; of which, roughly half would trade upon launch, with the other half to be mined by the public over the next 100 years. Additionally, we added a privacy feature, in our quest to create a cryptocurrency that would cater to large, long-term holders.
Next, we determined that the best way to build community was to distribute our coin, Bitcoin Rhodium – named for the relatively unknown; and by far, scarcest Precious Metal – via an “airdrop” to existing Bitcoin holders. By airdrop, we mean that unlike hard forks, there is no requirement for a third party to split and/or store the coin. Instead, proactive Bitcoin holders could claim BTR by “registering” non-zero balance public Bitcoin addresses from online and offline wallets in which they held their own private keys – like online Electrums or offline Trezors and Ledgers. By “signing” the unique message supplied by BRhodium, one could prove Bitcoin ownership without giving out their private keys; thus, enabling the receipt of FREE BRhodium in the subsequent claiming process - in one’s personal, online BRhodium wallet.
Finally, we aimed to create a “community” to foster longterm support, through the Discord chat room that we, the development team, actively monitor in a de facto “customer service” function – particularly during the airdrop process, which started in December, and will end March 31st. Through Discord, Twitter, and Reddit, we believe awareness of BRhodium’s “ultra-Bitcoin scarcity” use case has increased, to the point that we expect the launch, currently scheduled for April, to be met with significant investor enthusiasm.
Ultimately, in the words of one of the project’s most well-known public supporters, we hope Bitcoin Rhodium will be viewed as “Elite Bitcoin,” to be BRODL’ed as passionately as Bitcoin is HODL’ed.
BitCoin Rhodium Community
This article is published with the permission of Bitcoin Rhodium.
Bitcoin Rhodium (BTR) has just released an updated version of their wallet at wallet.bitcoinrh.org. It has enhanced safety features, including the option to set up a security question and two factor authentication.
Anyone can now sign up for a Bitcoin Rhodium wallet, even if they did not apply for the airdrop. While this won't get you any of the free coins, at least you'll have somewhere, other than an exchange, to store BTR if you decide to acquire some once they are listed next month.
What price Bitcoin Rhodium will trade at when it does hit exchanges is anyone's guess. In my opinion, however, it has two significant advantages over previous Bitcoin fork/airdrop projects.
The first advantage is its limited supply of 2.1 (yes, that's two point one) million, which is one tenth of the eventual supply of Bitcoin (BTC). Most other projects, including Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Gold (BTG), copied BTC's supply of 21 million or went higher, such as Bitcoin Diamond's (BCD) 210 million.
Another distinctive that gives Bitcoin Rhodium an edge over its competitors is the way that it was distributed. Being an airdrop that had to be applied for, means that those who have BTR wanted it and are thus invested in its success. Holders also received their coins without having to split them or put their Bitcoin at risk in any way. BTR is more than an automatically awarded clone fork of BTC. Their website puts it this way, "But we want to be a best friend with BTC."
For mine, the Bitcoin Rhodium team has done an excellent job with this project and given it every chance of success.
Bitcoin Private (BTCP) has just announced the dates for their snapshot and co-fork of Bitcoin (BTC) and ZClassic (ZCL).
On February 28, 2018, a snapshot of all existing BTC and ZCL holdings will take place. If you own either or both of these cryptocurrencies and control your private keys when the snapshot takes place, you will receive an equivalent quantity of BTCP for free. For example, if you have 3 ZClassic and 1.5 Bitcoin, you will get 4.5 Bitcoin Private.
The actual creation of Bitcoin Private through the hard fork will occur two days later, on March 2, 2018.
The BTCP project is well-backed, with a team of 70 plus, including more than 20 developers. It's certainly one to watch, in my opinion.
You can read more about BTCP in the article, Bitcoin Private to Launch from Bitcoin and ZClassic. The official Bitcoin Private website is btcprivate.org and you can follow them on Twitter @bitcoinprivate.
If you registered for the Bitcoin Rhodium (BTR) airdrop you can now claim your free coins. To do this, visit the official BTR website, BitcoinRH.org, click on the 'Claim Your BTR' tab and follow the instructions. Don't try to claim BTR from anywhere else, as there are many scam sites set up that are ready to steal your Bitcoin.
The Bitcoin Rhodium team have made the process as easy as possible by providing detailed, step-by-step instructions and answers to frequently asked questions about the BTR wallet here.
Unlike the Bitcoin hardforks of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Bitcoin Rhodium is not awarded to all Bitcoin holders who control their private key, but only to those who registered for the airdrop. You can read more about that in the article, Bitcoin Rhodium Airdrop Registrations Open.
The @Bitcoin Twitter handle was claimed in August 2011, however, recently there has been a significant change in the focus of its tweets. During 2017, many of the @Bitcoin tweets were simply retweets of @CoinDesk updates on the Bitcoin (BTC) price. Starting January 3, 2018, the account became much more active, with a strong emphasis on Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
This promotion of Bitcoin Cash has led some to conclude that @Bitcoin has been sold or hacked, and is now controlled by Bitcoin.com or somone involved with the site — an accusation that has been denied. Whatever the case, there is no doubt that @Bitcoin is now being used to push the idea that Bitcoin Cash is the real Bitcoin. And with nearly 700,000 followers, this false message will be spread far and wide.
For more information about Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin.com read, Bitcoin Cash is Not Bitcoin and Don't Get Burned by the Bitcoin.com Wallet.
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