Bitcoin Cash Stress Test Day is September 1: How to Join BCH Network Experiment
The BCH community plans to send out millions of transactions on September 1 in order to see how well miners can process all of the transactions in the mempool. As we get closer to the Bitcoin Cash stress test.
The on August 1st BCH stress testers surpassed 687,000 transactions in one day which shattered the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network’s record by more than 180,000 transactions (tx). In the forthcoming stress test, BCH followers expect to break the 687K milestone by doing a lot of spending, fanning out hundreds of transactions with stress test tools, and utilizing services like Memo.cash and tipping bots like Tippr.
How can one participate in the Stress Test?
There are a few methods and tools issued so people can participate in the stress test. The most familiar tool called Scale.cash enables anyone to fan out hundreds of transactions with one single command. Users who are articulate in programming can use other tools available like the Velocity protocol which can spend BCH inputs in chains to simulate cash velocity but the tool requires a full node.
Another tool people can use is Memo.cash ‘Txblaster’ bot which can also fan out BCH tips sent through the platform. Users can also send traditional transactions too, using tip bots like Tipprand Chaintip on their favorite social media platforms like Reddit, Github, and Twitter. With network fees around $0.003 per tx sending lots of tips to people in BCH with these bots is a breeze.
How does one spectate the action?
Several people are further going to require to observe the action taking place on the network and there are various data sites that provide unique visuals of transactions being processed in real-time. As far as the mempool people can envision the network’s unconfirmed transactions using Johoe’s Bitcoin Cash mempool statistics, which visually demonstrates the number and size of the unconfirmed bitcoin transactions in real time.
Also, there are other bitcoin cash activity monitoring websites that bring the action beyond simple line graphs and log charts. People can view transactions via the 8-bit website Txhighway.com and follow the stress test transactions via small cars and trucks on a 32 lane highway. Then there’s Txstreet.com which notes BCH buses filling up alongside BTC buses filling up and people waiting a long time to board. Another site that follows along with the same style is Bitcoinsubway.cash which confers subway trains filling up with people (transactions) and the BTC side only has one car.
Notably, so far, no BCH miner has surpassed block sizes above 8MB in size which might change tomorrow if miners decide to process much larger blocks to clear all of the transactions.