Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – a cryptocurrency that was created on August 1, 2017 after the main Bitcoin chain broke. This split was due to a disagreement in the community about how to scale and further develop the Bitcoin project.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) uses blockchain technology and the same algorithm as the original Bitcoin (SHA-256), but unlike Bitcoin (BTC), it has increased block sizes. From August 1, 2017 to May 15, 2018 from 1 MB to 8 MB, from May 15, 2018 to 32 MB with the prospect of further enlargements. By enlarging the blocks, it is possible to increase the number of transactions per second and minimize transaction costs. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) focuses on cheap and fast transactions. The median Bitcoin Cash (BCH) transaction fee is practically consistently below $ 0.01. With Bitcoin (BTC), the transaction fee is very volatile. At the turn of 2017/2018, it was even over $ 35. Bitcoin (BTC) remained with blocks of 1 MB.
The Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chains are identical until August 1, 2017. This means that everyone who had Bitcoin before August 1, 2017, had exactly the same amount of BTC and BCH after the split. Unlike Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has not introduced and does not plan to implement the SegWit protocol.
The number of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) nodes continues to increase and has already exceeded 2,100.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) activated on May 15, 2018 scripting (Op-code) that allows the application to be programmed. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) code base uses a scripting system in transactions using a Forth-like process, and the protocol has the ability to create so-called colored coins and simplifies smart contracts that can perform automated functions similar to Ethereum.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is currently the fourth cryptocurrency by capitalization.
The number of sellers and places in the network accepting Bitcoin Cash is constantly growing and has already exceeded 900 (as of 23/12/2018)One of the exchanges where you can easily buy BitCoin Cash is BitBay
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