Bitcoin.com Launches BCH Explorer

The team of Bitcoin.com announced launch of cryptocurrency explorer on its platform adding the possibility to track BCH and BTC new blocks creation
01 February 2018   1348

Bitcoin.com is one of the world’s largest Bitcoin websites and the Internet's premier Bitcoin portal. This week Bitcoin.com reported that it launched itsown block explorer enabling cryptocurrency enthusiasts to track the Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin activities like transactions, addresses, new blocks creation and the information about certain blocks.

Bitcoin cash explorerBitcoin Cash Explorer on Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com’s block explorer is basically like a search engine that can locate various activities that are recorded on the bitcoin cash and core public blockchains.
 

Bitcoin.com team

The main features of the explorer:

  • A search bar where users can fill in a BCH address, transaction and block hashes
  • QR scanner with QR codes which can be read alongside the ability to change the national currency and language
  • A Cash address switch which adds more depth to the search parameters
  • Users can also switch to Bitcoin.com’s BTC block explorer to search for data on the core network

Roger Ver, the Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin.com stated that the new explorer adds another tool to the Bitcoin.com portfolio and the Bitcoin Cash community, and the future plans include rolling out support for the growing ecosystem of the coins built on top of the Bitcoin Cash protocol.

Two Mining Pools to Gain 50% of the BCH Hashrate

Media reports that Coingeek and BMG Pool are affilated with odious Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright
18 September 2018   501

The centralization of Bitcoin Cash mining has reached a new level after only two pools - Coingeek and BMG Pool - have established control over more than 50% of the total network hash. This is reported by Trustnodes.

Bitcoin Cash Mining Pools
Bitcoin Cash Mining Pools

Earlier today, there were also reports that at some points the aggregate capacity of both pools reached 58%.

While BMG Pool directly belongs to the odious Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the no less scandalous Calvin Ayre, who maintains close ties with Wright, is considered the nominal owner of Coingeek.

The current situation, the media believes, does not exclude the possibility of collusion of the 51% attack on the network. In particular, in this case there is a probability of double spend of coins, which, accordingly, will force the exchange to increase the number of required transaction confirmations.

At the same time, the current situation is likely to be a demonstration of power by Craig Wright on the eve of the November upgrade of the network. As a result of disagreements between different groups of developers, it is still possible that Bitcoin Cash, which at one time split from bitcoin, will itself be split into two separate chains.

Note that the Bitcoin Cash hashrate on the whole continues to remain at a fairly low level, accounting for less than 8% of the bitcoin.