Blockchain.info Launches Bitcoin Cash Support

There is still no SegWit implementation
15 December 2017   1117

Yesterday Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info announced that it has now given support to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Now BCH had become one of its wallet’s main currencies alongside Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

Blockchain.info users gain the ability to ‘unlock’ duplicate balances earmarked on the fork date August 1. Now, trading in and out has the same setup as with the wallet’s other two supported coins.

The mobile support is expected to appear by the end of Q1 2018.

Blockchain.info has also faced a backlash over its prioritizing BCH features while so far failing to implement SegWit for its transactions.

It's obviously easier to duplicate your service for a nearly identical fork of your original target blockchain than it is to implement completely new types of transactions and features.

Reddit user statement

Recently, we have reported that Bitwala implemented SegWit into the Bitwala Wallet and now it is available for all users of wallet.

OpenBazaar Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

Decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar added support for Bitcoin Cash Zcash (Beta) payments
08 February 2018   139

OpenBazaar is a free online marketplace and a peer to peer application that doesn’t require middlemen, has no fees and no restrictions.

The platform announced on Wednesday that it had integrated Bitcoin Cash, the cryptocurrency that forked from the main Bitcoin blockchain last year. It has also added a beta release for Zcash support.

Both currencies are added as part of the project's version-2.1 release.

With this update, users will have the option to create new nodes for processing Bitcoin Cash and Zcash (Beta) payments, respectively.

It is worth noting that the startup has raised more than $4 million to date. The investments are coming from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures as well as industry investors like Digital Currency Group and Berlin-based BlueYard.

According to the release, more currencies and multiple currency support are on its roadmap for future releases.