Bitcoin Candy: Bitcoin Cash hard fork is on the way

Bitcoin Candy is a fork of Bitcoin Cash that is stated to occur at block height 512666 on January 13 and is going to apply anti-quantum attacks solutions of Bitcoin
11 January 2018   476

The team of Bitcoin Candy has announced on the official website of the fork that Bitcoin Cash will undergo a hard fork at block height 512666, after which some of the improvements proposed by the community will be added to the forked chain. They are planning to explore anti-quantum attacks solution of Bitcoin based on the cryptography background.

The main features of Bitcoin Candy are stated as follows:

  • Fast: Block interval adjusted to two minutes
  • Lower threshold: Total supply adjusted to 21 billion
  • Decentralization: Equihash (GPU) PoW algorithm
  • Safe: Anti-quantum attack exploration and no SegWit

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Other important features of Bitcoin Candy enlisted on the official website of the hard fork:

  • Hardfork height: 512666(Bitcoin Cash)
  • Estimated hardfork time: 2018/01/13
  • PoW algorithm: EQUIHASH(GPU)
  • Supply: 21 billion
  • Distribution ratio: 1:1000
  • Pre-mine: Yes, 1% of supply will be pre-mined
  • Block interval: 2 minutes
  • Replay protection: Yes
  • Block size: 8M
  • Segwit: No
  • Difficulty adjustment: Difficulty adjustment

Athena Bitcoin adds Bitcoin Cash to its ATMs

Athena Bitcoin adds support for Bitcoin Cash to their machines
19 February 2018   66

Rising interest in Bitcoin Cash has made a big impact on cryptocurrency market and service providers alike. The rising exchange rates and more widespread support on exchange platforms contributes to the fact. And this can;t be ignored by companies involved in Bitcoin ATM business. They wouldn't want to be left on the side in such a quick-rising market. So Athena Bitcoin took a logical step and added support for Bitcoin Cash to their ATMs.

In the case of Athena Bitcoin, it's an interesting step because of many reasons. The don't plan to drop Bitcoin anytime soon, so it's just an expansion of bases, rather than a complete turnover. Also added support will be interesting to statistics, because Athena's widespread coverage in several US states will allow to see, whether or not BCH is more popular than BTC in some states.

Bitcoin Cash support will also allow for BCH to fiat conversion with two-way machines available in Athena's network. Added competition doesn't thrill Bitcoin Core community, but BCH enthusiasts are quite happy with this situation.

So far Athena Bitcoin is one of the first providers to give such opportunity to the masses, so it would be interesting to see if other ATM networks will follow the example. Decisions like that are always more than a little controversial so we'll have to wait and see if it pays off.