Bitcoin Cash was launched in August 2017, as a direct response to small block sizes on the Bitcoin code. 1MB block sizes were not meeting the demand of the growing community, so a group of dissatisfied crypto enthusiasts decided to create a ‘hard fork’ of the Bitcoin blockchain, with an increased 8MB block size. No one person currently takes credit for the token’s creation; rather it is attributed to a de-centralized group of developers.
At the time of the software upgrade (also known as a fork) anyone owning bitcoin was also in possession of the same number of Bitcoin Cash units. The technical difference between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin is that Bitcoin Cash allows larger blocks in its blockchain than Bitcoin, which in theory allows it to process more transactions per second. Bitcoin Cash was the first of the Bitcoin forks, in which software-development teams modified the original Bitcoin computer code and released coins with “Bitcoin" in their names, with "the goal of creating money out of thin air." In relation to Bitcoin it is characterized variously as a spin-off, a strand, a product of a hard fork, an offshoot, a clone, a second version or an altcoin. On 1 August 2017 Bitcoin Cash began trading at about $240, while bitcoin traded at about $2,700.
When people talk about the price of Bitcoin, they are referring to the current price at which Bitcoin is changing hands. Since Bitcoin is a purely speculative asset, this price is determined by how little sellers are willing to charge and how much buyers are willing to pay. Even then, the price of Bitcoin can vary across exchanges like Coinbase and Binance or currencies because of market inefficiencies
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With the largest variety of markets and the biggest value - having reached a peak of 18 billion USD - Bitcoin is here to stay. As with any new invention, there can be improvements or flaws in the initial model however the community and a team of dedicated developers are pushing to overcome any obstacle they come across. It is also the most traded cryptocurrency and one of the main entry points for all the other cryptocurrencies. The price is as unstable as always and it can go up or down by 10%-20% in a single day.
Derivatives exchange giant CME Group expects its upcoming bitcoin options to be popular with Asian cryptocurrency traders and miners. The exchange is hopeful that the options contracts will be as popular as bitcoin futures, which drive most demand (over 50% of trading volume) from Asian and European traders, Tim McCourt, global head of equity index […] The post CME expects big demand for its upcoming bitcoin options from Asian traders and miners appeared first on The Block.
而 Jamal 是个不折不扣的理想主义者。他善良而执着，对 Latika 一直不肯放弃。 Salim 在火车上数钱的时候， Jamal 脑子里想的都是 Latika ，兄弟俩的人生观一目了然。演员 Dev Patel 现实中也是只有 18 岁，有人说 Jamal 看起来太单薄，跳起舞来都是长手长脚的。但是这有什么关系呢？外型虽然薄弱，意志却无比坚强。 开头被拷打时，胖警察报告审了他一夜，除了名字什么都没问出来——“ He’s a tough guy.” 他的长官说“ What the hell can a slumdog possibly know” 的时候，背后被电晕的 Jamal 吐了一口血：“ The answers.” 这个镜头，我印象非常深刻。 18 岁的 Jamal Malik 因为这种坚强而显得格外性感。如果说这部电影是个童话，那也一定是因为 Jamal 这种近似不可能的执着和坚持，而不是男女主人公的离奇爱情故事。选不出“ Truth Alone Triumphs.” 的 Jamal ，他的人生故事却是这句话的完美诠释。 如果 Salim 是那个社会的代表型人物， Jamal 就是印度人民的精神象征，这就解释了为什么 Jamal 的天真善良和理想主义是理所当然的，也解释了为什么 Jamal 赢大奖后人们都为他兴奋欢呼。
Bitcoin Cash trades on digital currency exchanges including Bitstamp, Coinbase, Gemini, Kraken, Bitfinex, and ShapeShift using the Bitcoin Cash name and the BCH ticker symbol for the cryptocurrency. On 26 March 2018, OKEx removed all Bitcoin Cash trading pairs except for BCH/BTC, BCH/ETH and BCH/USDT due to "inadequate liquidity". As of May 2018, daily transaction numbers for Bitcoin Cash are about one-tenth of those of bitcoin.
“The arguments have devolved over three or four years of bitter debate, the principles are real and they are important to preserve, but a lot of the drama has nothing to do with principles anymore. A lot of this debate is now more about hurt feelings. It’s about bruised egos. It’s about things that were said that can’t be unsaid, insults that were exchanged, and personalities and ego.”
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There are two factions of bitcoin supporters, that support large blocks or small blocks. The Bitcoin Cash faction favors the use of its currency as a medium of exchange for commerce while the Bitcoin-supporting faction view bitcoin's primary use as that of a store of value. Some Bitcoin supporters like to call Bitcoin Cash “Bcash,” “Btrash,” or simply a scam, while Bitcoin Cash advocates insist that their implementation is the pure form of Bitcoin.