KeepKey Wallet Adds Support for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash is being endorsed by more and more projects, including the hardware wallet KeepKey which announced listing BCH among the supported currencies 
19 January 2018   782

KeepKey is a hardware wallet that works with the wallet software on the user's computer by taking over the management of private key generation, private key storage, and transaction signing.

On January 16 KeepKey announced its official support for Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency in the KeepKey client, and stated that the latest production client version is v4.5.12. KeepKey is already supporting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Dash and Namecoin.

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

  • Average price: $1 818,45
  • Marketcap: $30 767 651 196
  • 24h volume: $977 658 000

Bitcoin Cash May Upgrade to 32MB Block Size This Spring

The initial upgrade to 32MB should kick in on May 15, 2018 followed by a subsequent upgrade deployment in November
21 March 2018   51

Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin Cash Development team, which is also collaborating with many other cryptocurrency-related projects, has issued a report in 2017 enlisting its major goals for next 6 - 12 months, and stating that the top priority for Bitcoin Cash is to keep improving it as a great form of money. 

Developers of Bitcoin Cash claimed that they will do their best to enable enhanced features facilitating use-cases such as timestamping, representative tokens, and more complex transaction scripting.

One of the most important features that are to be implemented is the protocol upgrade when Median Time Past reaches timestamp 1526400000, which is May 15, 2018, and a subsequent upgrade for 6-months later when Median Time Past reaches 1542300000, which is November 15, 2018. Basically, that means that the initial upgrade to 32MB should kick in on May 15, 2018 followed by a subsequent upgrade deployment in November. 

Those are incredible news for the community of Bitcoin Cash, as larger block size could make it a faster and lower-fee peer-to-peer system. For sure the protocol upgrades will need solid implementation with lots of time for review and testing, and we will report about the details of the upgrades as more information comes.