What is Bitcoin Diamond (BCD)?

Bitcoin Diamond, another hard fork of Bitcoin, claims to solve this problem. The soon-to-be-released altcoin will fork once the Bitcoin network hits block height 495,866. By the time you read this article, that network block should have been discovered by miners already. It is the third major airdrop Bitcoin users will receive this year, not counting the B2X coins from the borked SegWit2x launch. It has been a profitable year for BTC holders in many different ways; that much is certain.

What Bitcoin Diamond claims to offer is privacy first and foremost. It seems this fork’s developers have found a way to encrypt the transaction amounts and balances of all BCD users. It sounds somewhat similar to Monero, but it is doubtful the Bitcoin Diamond implementation is even half as competent. A GitHub repo has yet to be created for this altcoin, but that may change once the correct block is found on the Bitcoin network.