BlockExplorer to support Bitcoin Cash

The informational service about Bitcoin blocks BlockExplorer announced adding support for Bitcoin Cash from January 10
10 January 2018   354

On January 10, the website, which provides information about the new blocks of Bitcoin, has published an announcement stating that it will be supporting Bitcoin Cash over Bitcoin, which was described as currently having a negative momentum path in terms of utility. The service stated that it will go as far as to change the default to show Bitcoin Cash over Bitcoin Legacy.

At such a time, we will refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin only, but will make some effort to not break API calls by changing URLs of legacy automated systems.

Rick Falkvinge

Chief Executive Officer, BlockExplorer

The chief executive officer of BlockExplorer stated that they have made a decision to support the only Bitcoin fork with a "postive utility momentum", which they think is Bitcoin Cash. The Bitcoin Cash block explorer will be introduced and they will continue to launch related services.

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Moreover, it was stated in the announcement that BlockExplorer will also maintain tools for other cryptocurrencies they find appealing, such as ZCash, due to its increased privacy value.

At the moment of press, these are the main market parameters of Bitcoin Cash:

  • Average Price: $2 394,28
  • Market Cap: $40 471 891 551
  • 24h Volume: $1 317 580 000 

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.