Hash War III: Clones Clone Themsel Again – Another Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Fork
Almost one fork per year – After the fork between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in August 2017, then the fork between BCH and Craig Wright’s BSV in November 2018, it is a third “hash war” which looms this November 15. A deep disagreement within the BCH community will cause a further split into two distinct blockchains.
We no longer stop the cloning of BCH: here we are now BCHA and BCHN
The communities in the Bitcoin Cash project seem to agree to disagree. The bone of contention is the implementation of an 8% tax on mined block rewards.
This implementation, scheduled for the fork of November 15, has been very strongly criticized from its first evocations at the beginning of 2020. Although the controversial tax has since been reduced (from 12.5 to 8%), nothing is there. fact: some miners and nodes in the network will refuse this forced taxation.
The two clans are divided as follows.
- On the one hand, there is the clan gathered around Bitcoin ABC, whose crypto will be called “BCHA” . This camp will implement the famous tax, which aims to help the development of the BCH network (well BCHA, we must manage to follow!).
- On the other hand, there is the “BCHN” (Bitcoin Cash Node) tribe, led by Roger Ver. They refuse taxation, criticizing in particular the fact that all the withdrawals will go to a portfolio controlled by Amaury Séchet .
Emergency plans created in panic by crypto platforms
The CoinDance site allows you to list by which node software client the last 1,000 blocks on the BCH network were validated . The least that can be said is that taxation is not on the rise at all.
As can be seen below, 767 of the last 1000 blocks ( more than three-quarters therefore) were mined by nodes with the tax-free implementation of BCHN . Only 8 blocks (or 0.8%) validated a block with the client version of Bitcoin ABC . However, it should be noted that 22.5% of “neutral” nodes have still not chosen their camp.
As we can see on the Bitcoin.com site , the exchange platforms and the various crypto services are a little overwhelmed by so much separatist violence .
Realizing the big problem on the way, crypto exchanges Binance and Huobi, for example, have just announced that they will stop a certain number of services relating to BCH during this stormy transition phase of the hard fork . Binance will more precisely stop these BCH futures contracts in prevention, from this November 9.
On the side of Coinbase and BitGo , the decision is made: the two companies will only keep BCHN type nodes , and will no longer support BCHA after the November 15 fork.
Even if this umpteenth schism now seems inevitable within 10 days of the hard fork , the BCHA clan seems reduced to grief. The latest snub to the minors’ tax camp would be that BCHN ultimately retains the title of BCH, experiencing the same fate of “forced renaming” of BSV.