Bitcoin Atom (BCA)

Bitcoin Atom (BCA) is a SegWit enabled Bitcoin fork with atomic swaps, hybrid consensus and lightning network (LN).

  • Atomic Swaps – By using built-in hash time-locked contracts (HTLCs) and its own HTLC API, Bitcoin Atom attempts to disrupt the way we exchange cryptocurrencies today, giving independence from intermediaries and any centralized entities;
  • Hybrid Consensus – BCA network is additionally secured by utilizing the so-called hybrid consensus: both PoW and PoS models are put in place, increasing network stability and reducing the power of miners, hence lowering the 51% attack probability;
  • Lightning Network Swaps – Bitcoin Atom development team is working on the LN implementation, allowing for instant off-chain atomic swaps. LN transactions are cheaper, more useful for smaller transactions and have better privacy properties.
Bitcoin Researchers to Launch Atomic Multi-Path Payments (AMP) Over Lightning Network
February 7th, 2018

A new scheme for solving Bitcoin scalability issue has been designed by Conner Fromknecht and Olaoluwa Osuntokun. Atomic Multi-Path Payments over Lightning promises to enhance privacy and decentralization to facilitate Bitcoin payments.

Bitcoin’s New Hard Fork Named Bitcoin Atom (BCA) Took Place Yesterday
January 25th, 2018

On January 24, Bitcoin’s new hard fork named Bitcoin Atom (BCA) took place at block number 505888.

Bitcoin’s New Hard Fork – Bitcoin Atom (BCA) – is Taking Place Today
January 24th, 2018

Bitcoin Atom hard fork will bring several new features to the dais, including atomic and lightning swaps, hybrid consensus model and much more.

How Bitcoin Atom Rediscovers Truly Decentralized Networks
January 15th, 2018

The heart of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is decentralization. But are cryptocurrencies really decentralized now, or there is a hidden hand ordering around?