Don't forget to mark these dates on your calendar: pay attention to Bitcoin Gold, VeChain and Augur
The beginning of July has not much to offer in terms of crypto releases, upgrades and hard forks. Top cryptocurrencies seem to be in a 'standby mode' while coins from the end of the list are trying to gain some speed.
Bitcoin gold (BTG) mainnet upgrade is scheduled for July 7, 2018
Bitcoin Gold is in the process of a mandatory Network Upgrade. The Testnet has been successfully upgraded via hard fork. The main goals of the forthcoming upgrade are ASIC resistance, safety, consistency, and regularity. Technical changes will include implementation of a new PoW (Equihash-BTG) and delivery of the improved Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm (DAA).
VeChain (VEN) — VeChainThor Mobile Wallet and X-Node Binding Service launch is scheduled for July 9, 2018
VeChain (VEN) goals and intentions are to adopt the go mobile strategy and, therefore, their VeChainThor Wallet will be the portal to all kinds of dapps on the VeChainThor Blockchain. They plan to make VET a migratable asset which can easily integrate with third-party wallets while retaining the X Node status of the individual.
Augur (REP) — Mainnet deployment and REP migration is scheduled for July 9, 2018
Augur’s contracts will be deployed to the main Ethereum network and the REP migration will begin on July 9th, 2018. The current REP token contract will be frozen indefinitely, and the automatic migration of REP balances will begin.