Bitcoin Cash May Upgrade to 32MB Block Size This Spring

The initial upgrade to 32MB should kick in on May 15, 2018 followed by a subsequent upgrade deployment in November
21 March 2018   3222

Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin Cash Development team, which is also collaborating with many other cryptocurrency-related projects, has issued a report in 2017 enlisting its major goals for next 6 - 12 months, and stating that the top priority for Bitcoin Cash is to keep improving it as a great form of money. 

Developers of Bitcoin Cash claimed that they will do their best to enable enhanced features facilitating use-cases such as timestamping, representative tokens, and more complex transaction scripting.

One of the most important features that are to be implemented is the protocol upgrade when Median Time Past reaches timestamp 1526400000, which is May 15, 2018, and a subsequent upgrade for 6-months later when Median Time Past reaches 1542300000, which is November 15, 2018. Basically, that means that the initial upgrade to 32MB should kick in on May 15, 2018 followed by a subsequent upgrade deployment in November. 

Those are incredible news for the community of Bitcoin Cash, as larger block size could make it a faster and lower-fee peer-to-peer system. For sure the protocol upgrades will need solid implementation with lots of time for review and testing, and we will report about the details of the upgrades as more information comes.

Bitcoin Cash Payments to Have Low Popularity

According to the Chainalysis team, one of the reasons of this is concentrated ownership of tokens
21 August 2018   93

Analysts from the Chainalysis conducted an analysis of the trade turnover of the largest crypto payment services and found a significant decrease in the volume of payments in the Bitcoin Cash. This is reported by Bloomberg.

There are fewer users of Bitcoin Cash, fewer holders.
 

Kim Grauer

Senior economist at Chainalysis

Since the beginning of this year, the price of Bitcoin Cash has fallen by about 75%. However, this cryptocurrency remains one of the largest. So, according to CoinMarketCap, it occupies the fourth line of the rating, and the market capitalization of BCH is $ 9 billion. The weighted average price of the coin at the time of publication is approximately $ 520.

After analyzing the turnover of the 17 largest crypto payment services, including BitPay, Coinify and GoCoin, it became clear that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payments in this digital currency significantly decreased. If in March Bitcoin Cash turnover was $ 10.5 million, in May it decreased to $ 3.7 million.

According to Grauer, another reason for the low adoption of Bitcoin Cash in e-commerce is concentrated ownership of tokens. It is reported that more than half of the offer of this crypto currency is on 67 wallets. At the same time, only two wallets store from 10 to 100 thousand BCH.