Bitcoin Atom Hard Fork Took Place At Block Number 505888

Welcome to the “Atomic Age of Bitcoin”!

The Bitcoin Atom hard fork took place as expected at block number 505888.

Welcome to the Atomic Age of Bitcoin

What does that actually mean?

On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published the original Bitcoin white paper, which stated in part:

“What is needed is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transact directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party.”

In January, 2018, is that what we generally find? We do not. The vast majority of Bitcoin transactions take place through centralized or centrally-managed exchanges or other types of “trusted third parties”.

In the opinion of the Bitcoin Atom team, this directly negates not only the original vision of Satoshi Nakamoto, but even more importantly, it directly detracts from the power and potential of Bitcoin to be a truly revolutionary change that positively impacts, literally, billions of people, over time.

How Do We Restore The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Aspect of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin Atom (BCA) restores the peer-to-peer (P2P) aspect of bitcoin with Atomic Swaps and Lightning Network capability embedded directly into the coin. Per our roadmap, available at some of these capabilities are onboard now, and some are coming soon.

How Can You Get Bitcoin Atom?

If you hold Bitcoin (BTC), you can get an equivalent amount of Bitcoin Atom (BCA) from one of our exchange or wallet partners. And whether or not you hold Bitcoin (BTC), you can purchase Bitcoin Atom (BCA) from any of our exchange partners. Please see the full list of current Bitcoin Atom exchange and wallet partners at


Bitcoin Atom (BCA) is a SegWit enabled Bitcoin fork with on-chain atomic swaps on board and hybrid consensus. Bitcoin Atom enables truly decentralized digital asset exchange by utilizing hash time-locked contracts (HTLCs) and its own HTLC API, giving independence from intermediaries and any centralized entities.

Bitcoin Atom’s development team is working on a special embedded toolkit for both on-chain and off-chain atomic swaps, allowing for exchanging any cryptocurrencies in a hassle-free way across different blockchains. Lightning Network off-chain swaps scheduled to be launched in 2018.

The Bitcoin Atom (BCA) fork took place at block #505888 on January 24, 2018.

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