BCH Set To Hard Fork Again, Many Supports Unhappy
Bitcoin ABC, a development team behind Bitcoin Cash have announced the details of the next Bitcoin Cash update (hard fork) set to roll out on the 15th of November 2018. The series of hard forks performed aim at transforming BCH into a more agile form of digital cash.
The goals of Bitcoin include constant updates to achieve goals of becoming both a faster form of digital cash, and a platform with other features such as smart contracts and oracles. The November 15 hard fork and preliminary updates are likely to not be the last for BCH. But this time, the update hardly caused the market price to recover. The most recent market downturn saw altcoins lose much faster compared to Bitcoin (BTC).
The update is now live and ready to be downloaded and implemented, but as stated, the update won’t actually go live until November. So in essence, if this affects you, download now and forget about it, the rest will happen in good time, automatically.
- A new opcode called OP_CHECKDATASIG that improves the BCH scripting language to permit the validation of messages from outside the blockchain. This will enable uses such as the use of oracles and cross-chain atomic contracts.
- The introduction of canonical transaction ordering. This is a technical building block that lays the foundation for massive scaling improvements in the future.
- Several minor technical fixes and improvements.”
Notably, Bitcoin ABC is moving forward with hard fork incompatible with nChain and Coingeek’s hard fork plan (128 MB limit).
This is what happens when you have incompetent rogue developers like @deadalnix pushing their agenda instead of compromising. Tired of these fucking amateurs and morons screwing around with BCH. Upgrade with consensus, or don’t upgrade at all. https://t.co/KUPurg2IB7
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) August 21, 2018
Bitmain’s Jihan Wu, in a private chat called nChain’s Professor Craig S Wright fake Satoshi.
— 🎀 (@cryptovenus) August 21, 2018