Bitcoin Cash Civil War, Day 2 Recap

Bitcoin Cash Civil War, Day 2 Recap

Siamak Masnavi

In this article, we recap the main highlights of the events of day 2 (16 November 2018) of what has been called the "Bitcoin Cash Civil War", a fight between two powerful camps, Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV, for the title of "The Real Bitcoin Cash."

Block Mining Status

The mining pools supporting ABC are Antpool, Bitcoin.com, BTC.com, and Viabtc; and those supporting SV are BMG Pool, SV Pool, Mempool, and Coingeek.

At press time (November 17th, 14:20 UTC), according to data from Bitcoin Cash statistics site Coin Dance:

  • 290 blocks "have been mined under the new consensus rules"
  • Bitcoin ABC is 17 blocks ahead
  • Bitcoin ABC is 53.4% ahead on proof of work
  • Bitcoin ABC has 49% more hash rate (64% vs. 19%).

Crypto Exchanges

Bittrex:

Comments From the Bitcoin ABC Camp

Bitcoin ABC Team:

Emil Oldenburg, CTO of Bitcoin.com:

Nishant Sharma, who works in Communications & PR at Bitmain:

Comments From the Bitcoin SV Camp

Calvin Ayre, Founder Ayre Group and Calvin Ayre Foundation:

Interesting Comments From Third Parties

BitMEX Research:

Bitcoin ABC's Use of Checkpoints

Chris Pacia, the Lead Backend Developer at OpenBazaar, published a great blog post yesterday that is highly recommended reading if you want to understand what checkpoints are, how/why Bitcoin Cash has been using them after each hard fork, and how they are helping Bitcoin ABC in the war with Bitcoin SV.

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