Bitcoin Cash to undergo a hardfork

Bitcoin Cash fork: is the new Bitcoin ABC client to come to the market?
23 October 2017   2729

As reported by numerous resources, the hard-forked version of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, is to undergo a  hardfork in order to make a few performance adjustments to the protocol on November 13, 2017. 

Thus, Bitprim’s Juan Garavaglia claims that in preparation for the coming hardfork, he is running tests on different adjustment algorithms for mining difficulty.

The over hyped headlines have already caused a great feedback from the community and even panic, however, Garavaglia clarifies things. According to the man, unlike the previous Bitcoin hard fork that resulted in the creation of Bitcoin Cash, this one has support and is only meant to upgrade the protocol. The algorithm, Garavaglia argues, allows difficulty to adjust faster than every 2016 blocks if miners have issues finding blocks in a timely manner.

The original intention was to allow Bitcoin Cash to survive as a minority chain by avoiding a frozen chain situation where the blocks get too slow.
 

Juan Garavaglia
Bitcoin entrepreneur, Bitprim project

Now, due to the tendency to drop mining difficulty sharply, it's possible to bring a large influx of miners looking for profit, thereby increasing difficulty just as rapidly as it fell.

So we have this situation of extremes where blocks are being mined every minute, or every few hours.  This is not what users want.  Also, Bitcoin Cash is now thousands of blocks ahead of Bitcoin and it is screwing up the coin issuance schedule.
 

Juan Garavaglia
Bitcoin entrepreneur, Bitprim project

Garavaglia also highlights that the Bitcoin ABC developers are in contact with miners and exchanges to ensure a smooth fork. And no, Garavaglia assured, this fork has nothing to do with the upcoming SegWit2X fork.

HTC Exodus 1 Smartphone to Start BCH Support

"Blockchain" smartphone supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens and can be bought both for fiat and crypto, worth $699
17 September 2019   209

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC has added support for Bitcoin Cash to the EXODUS 1 blockchain smartphone, the press release said.

In partnership with Bitcoin.com, the company integrated a pre-installed BCH wallet into the updated software of the gadget.

Smartphone users will be able to store keys and carry out transactions with Bitcoin Cash through a Zion Vault wallet operating in a trusted execution environment (TEE).

The partnership also provides for the sale of EXODUS 1 and later through the Bitcoin.com online store.

EXODUS 1 supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. The device sells for $ 699, you can pay for it with both cryptocurrencies and fiat money.