Connect with us

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Bags Another Milestone Achievement

Published

on

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

Everybody has been eyeing cryptocurrencies as the new asset class but due to its dynamic and complicated nature, many have been speculative regarding these digital currencies for a long time. This year has been proving itself to be quite profitable for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors so far. Both crypto giants, as well as top altcoins, have been performing well for the past quarter. The crypto market suffered a recent bearing trend due to the emergence of UPbitfud which was denied yesterday. The markets are yet to stabilize and during this moment the biggest news comes from Bitcoin’s favorite and prosperous fork, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as they complete their anticipated goal of increasing block size.

True Meaning behind the Upgrade

The overjoyed Bitcoin Cash community experienced a hard fork of Bitcoin Cash to the new Bitcoin ABC Software. To those who still do not understand the basics of a hard fork, it is a fundamental change of blockchain or distributed-ledger technology. The typical result of a hard fork is two separate coins. The origin of Bitcoin Cash was also a result of hard forking Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash can be called another version of bitcoin which represents an upgrade of processing power to 8 MB units whereas Bitcoin core version has a 1MB block. But the current hard fork of bitcoin is more of an upgrade of the said blocksize from 8MB to its quadruple value and will not produce another coin. This upgrade is meant to provide users with even faster transactions while keeping the network fee at a minimum.

Default Data-Carrier-Size Upgrade

The Bitcoin Cash blocksize upgrade is a huge achievement for not only BCH community but also those who have been waiting for Bitcoin Cash to turn the wheels of crypto markets. The hard fork was initiated using Median Time Past and went live on the next block after MTP timestamp at 4:14 p.m. UTC. But it is important to note that Bitcoin Cash also announced some other significant upgrades along the way. For example, the blockchain’s default data-carrier-size has now risen to 220 bytes from 80 bytes. This increase will enable a strong OP_Return feature which is basically a less expensive method to embed data into Bitcoin Cash Chain. The OP_Returnis actually a script code which is used to mark transactions as invalid. Although, the common belief is that OP_Return can record other sets of data and not just financial transactions, but present developers believe that this upgrade will enable various types of transactions and new features in Apps such as Counterparty Crash, Blockpress, Memo and other such platforms.

How Will It Help The Community?

The main idea of this upgrade is to permit the huge amount of transactions on the BCH blockchain while maintaining Bitcoin Cash’s promised less expensive network fees. It’s a known fact that the current amount of transaction on BCH has been gradually increasing and has been supported with commercial adoption almost every day by new businesses. At this point, by increasing the block size fourfold, the blocks will take much more time to fill up. Crypto experts believe that equipped with these new innovations, Bitcoin Cash will become even more popular and boost its usability. Bitcoin Cash has also re-enabled Satoshi OP_Codes which are used to perform particular operations such as simple math and string management. It is believed that these OP_Codes will bring new functionalities to the Bitcoin Cash network and promote better comprehension of these codes which were created originally by Satoshi.

Future Development Plans

The upgrades announced by Bitcoin Cash are by far, a huge milestone for the platform and it will undoubtedly attract many more followers and developers to its side. However, these are not the last upgrades brought by Bitcoin Cash. According to the team behind Bitcoin Cash, it is merely the first step towards the upcoming innovations. Some other developments which are currently underway are;

Double spend notifications which according to its name, will be used to notify the nodes whenever double spend occurs.

New Proof-of-Work ‘Bobtail’ and Merging concepts such as ‘Graphene Protocol’ to enrich the set of features provided by Bitcoin Cash Chain.

Current Market Position

Although Bitcoin Cash sells itself as the original Bitcoin which offers lowest transaction fees according to records, Bitcoin’s transaction fee was noted lower than BCH at the end of February. Currently, the crypto markets are experiencing a see-saw situation and will probably need more time and support to gain momentum. According to the data on CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin Cash is ranked as the 4th largest cryptocurrency in the world. Its individual price is at $1257 USD and is going down at a rate of 11.45% while its total market capitalization is approximately $21 billion and $535 million USD at the time of writing.

Final thoughts

The upgrade has spelled a new chapter for Bitcoin Cash’s dominance in the cryptocurrency markets and 15th May will remain as a historical day for the BCH community. But it will take some time before the crypto markets rally towards recovery and Bitcoin Cash leads all digital assets to oblivion. It’s safe to say that this innovative upgrade will spur new adoptions of BCH and maximize transactions on Bitcoin Cash Network.

For the latest cryptocurrency news, join our Telegram!

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

Image courtesy of Pexels

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

Published

on

Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

KYC/AML Improvements Are Reducing the Appeal of Crypto Exchange Laundering 

2020 is far removed from the no-KYC wild west days of the early-mid 2010s where anonymous altcoin casinos preponderated and the Dark Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Markets thrived. 

Today, bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem is becoming institutionalized with a surfeit of derivatives (e.g., options, futures, perp swaps, etc.) available on…

Continue Reading

Bitcoin

IE Option – 91% Profit on BTC Fluctuations in Every 60s

Published

on

BTC
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

On Thursday, Bitcoin price broke below $6,700 and hit the weekly low to $6,480. Then, it rebounded back above $7,000 again with an increasing rate of 5%. At press time, based on the incomplete statistics, more than $720 million worth cryptocurrency futures contracts have been liquidated in this week. During the strong market fluctuation, investors are learning a hard lesson about the downside of cryptocurrency futures trading with leverage. 

Since we know that we cannot make money by investing in BTC spot trade during the bear market, and we notice the high risks of liquidation by trading leveraged bitcoin futures contracts, how can we hedge the loss in spot trade and profit from the BTC market volatility? 

BTC Option is a profitable trading product that you can turn to!

What is Option?

Option is a type of crypto derivative contract which enables investors to make speculative bet on price rising and falling. Call option means that trader long BTC at a given strike price, while Put option allows trader to short BTC at a given strike price. 

For example, if you predict that BTC price may surge, you can buy a call option. Suppose that you buy a call option at $7,000. As long as price exceeds $7,000, you can make profit. 

IE Option – Get…

Continue Reading

Bitcoin

4 things you should know about bitcoin casinos

Published

on

Bitcoin casinos
READ LATER - DOWNLOAD THIS POST AS PDF

Bitcoin Casinos are the ideas of innovation, firmly moving towards the goal of disrupting the whole Gambling Industry. Best Bitcoin Casinos are the true trailblazers of the new era of gambling. Their creators quickly recognized all the immense potential that blockchain and cryptocurrencies contained within themselves. Most of the top Crypto Casinos started operating in the first half of the past decade and are quickly moving towards being the dominant force, when it comes to online gambling. There are a couple of key characteristics and advantages that elevate BTC Casinos above the rest of the competition on the market.  

Trusted casinos have fast withdrawals

Only the Best Bitcoin Casinos offer players the benefits that come with using cryptocurrencies as the main source of finance. One of the biggest advantages that BTC Casinos have over the rest of the competition is speed. When using cryptocurrencies, players can deposit and most importantly withdraw their money with blistering speeds. Thanks to blockchain technology, all the financial transactions are completed within the minutes of request. Alternatively, standard online casinos operating under the guidance of classical banking intuitions, need several days to complete the same procedures.

In BTC Casinos anonymity matters 

Another amazing benefit of Bitcoin Casinos is the ability to stay completely anonymous during the transactions and gameplay. Thanks to the…

Continue Reading

Press Release