Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash

"Adjustable block size. Responsive Proof-of-Work difficulty adjustment."

Fork Executed:  01 Aug 2017

Block Nr. at Split:  478558

Fork ETA:  01 Aug 2017

Replay Protection:  Yes, full.

Forked Coin Granting by Exchanges:  Bitfinex and Kraken right on the chain split. Coinbase on 1st of January 2018.

Forked Coin Wallets:
 - Ledger (Hardware Wallet for BCH with splitting tool)
 - Trezor (Hardware Wallet for BCH with splitting tool)
 - Electron Cash (Software Wallet for BCH)

Official Website:  https://www.bitcoincash.org/

Team:  No single group or project can control it. Roger Ver is a supporter.


Anyone who held Bitcoin at the time Bitcoin Cash was created became owners of Bitcoin Cash. This means that Bitcoin holders as of block 478558 (August 1st, 2017 about 13:16 UTC) have the same amount of Bitcoin Cash as they had Bitcoin at that time. If your Bitcoins are stored by a third party such as an exchange, then you must inquire with them about your Bitcoin Cash.

Bitcoin Cash transactions use a new signature hashing algorithm indicated by the flag SIGHASH_FORKID. These signatures are not valid on the Bitcoin Legacy network. This prevents Bitcoin Cash transactions from being replayed on the Bitcoin blockchain and vice versa.

Bitcoin Cash immediately raised the block size limit to 8MB as part of a massive on-chain scaling approach. There is ample capacity for everyone’s transactions.

Low fees and fast confirmations have returned with Bitcoin Cash. The network is growing again. Users, merchants, businesses, and investors are building the future with real peer to peer cash.