Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
One of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Bitfinex, announced the launch of margin trading in Bitcoin Cash (BCH, BCC).
$BCH margin trading & funding is now open on Bitfinex.
— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) August 3, 2017
Thus, the Hong Kong Exchange becomes the first to offer such an option to the traders.
The start of Bitcoin Cash margin trading occurred the day after Bitfinex added support for new tokens by launching new trading pairs: BCH/USD, BCH/BTC and BCH/ETH.
A new cryptocurrency representing a hard-forked version of Bitcoin, different from it in the blocksize limits
When the BCH tokens were distributed, instead of the ratio of 1: 1 there was a 0.8539 coefficient. It means that if a Bitfinex user has 1 BTC, then 0.8539 BCH is charged to him. As explained by the representatives of Bitfinex, this calculation methodology takes into account the aggregate of open long and short marginal positions on the exchange.
It is also worth mentioning that the customers report on Twitter on the fact that the Bitcoin Cash deposits were inactive:
Screenshot from Dutch_Hammer on Twitter
The users complained that the Birfinex support hadn't replied for about 6 hours.