Bitcoin Cash to introduce new address format

Bitcoin ABC is going to introduce new address format for Bitcoin Cash in order to avoid wrong address coins transfer
23 November 2017   3913

Due to the fact that the legacy chain (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) share a common address format to date, it has caused confusion and resulted in some users losing their money after sending BTC to a BCH address, and vice versa. In an effort to put an end to this problem, Bitcoin ABC’s lead developer Amaury Séchet is proposing a new address format for BCH, one that will make it incompatible with the BTC chain. This is reported by The Bitcoin News.

Using a new format will prevent users from mistakenly sending money on the wrong chain. It also accept payloads up to 512 bits which ensures we can deploy more secure way of doing multiparty smart contract in the future. Finally, it uses a version field ensuring we can encode new features in these addresses in the future without having to use a new format.
 

Amaury Séchet

Lead developer, Bitcoin ABC

Thus, the new address format, called cashaddr, not only helps end the confusion. It also prepares the Bitcoin Cash system for further upgrades in the future, including multiparty smart contract.

The upgrade can be implemented easily and does not need a hard fork. Séchet is planing implementatio for January 14 —which is perfect as it avoids the Christmas holiday season, when transactions may be at its peak, while also being ahead of another holiday season, the Chinese new year which falls in February.

Court to Dismiss BCH 'Hijack' Lawsuit

UnitedCorp claimed that it incurred significant losses due to the actions of the defendants, which are Kraken, Bitmain and Roger Ver
06 February 2020   320

The court dismissed the lawsuit of the mining company United American Corp. against the Kraken exchange, its founder Jesse Powell, Bitmain, its co-founder Jihan Wu and Roger Ver, who accused them of manipulating the Bitcoin Cash market and claimed $ 4 billion in compensation. As a reason for refusal, the court pointed to the lack of jurisdiction of the case and insufficient grounds.

UnitedCorp claimed that it incurred significant losses due to the actions of the defendants, who, after the emergence of Bitcoin SV in 2018, organized the so-called “hash war” and competed for 11 days to form the longest chain. The role of the Kraken exchange in these events was due to the fact that it was the first to decide to award a ticker for the BCH chain, also called Bitcoin ABC.

The simultaneous decrease in the price of Bitcoin Cash from $ 400 to $ 200 led to a significant drop in mining revenue of UnitedCorp. The firm claimed that the defendants violated the Sherman Act (the first US antitrust law proclaiming a crime to impede free trade by creating a trust and conspiring for such a purpose), Clayton's law, which also regulates the activities of trusts, demonstrated negligence, unintentional misrepresentation, improper enrichment and treatment property in their favor.

During hash wars, the amount of computing power in the Bitcoin Cash network reached 7.88 EH / s, whereas now it is 3.99 EH / s. Due to the actions of other miners, UnitedCorp could receive a significant part of the awards it had hoped for before, and the depreciation only worsened its position.

The court dismissed the claim without further restrictions. Thus, UnitedCorp is allowed to submit its revised version again until February 28th.