BCH

$428,84 USD (-9,01%)

0,06736412 BTC

Bitcoin Cash
Market Cap $7 447 986 176 USD / 1 165 245 BTC
Volume (24h) $393 181 920 USD / 61 514 BTC
Circulating Supply 17 367 938 BCH
Max Supply 21 000 000 BCH
Date Open High Low Close Volume Market Cap
2018-09-24 487,92 490,98 459,41 463,28 385.493.376 8.045.669.888
2018-09-23 486,71 504,84 477,75 489,37 384.863.840 8.497.831.936
2018-09-22 499,66 506,20 468,33 486,00 411.251.968 8.438.381.568
2018-09-21 455,85 506,94 449,06 499,04 597.227.520 8.663.951.360
2018-09-20 429,83 461,88 424,55 455,77 369.039.808 7.911.910.912
2018-09-19 435,07 438,71 413,54 429,29 337.478.496 7.451.456.000
2018-09-18 418,50 444,74 414,49 435,68 332.161.376 7.561.558.528
2018-09-17 449,77 460,37 412,72 420,45 365.114.912 7.296.516.608
2018-09-16 449,28 450,20 431,20 449,79 277.649.152 7.804.883.456
2018-09-15 448,60 458,71 446,10 450,23 276.564.256 7.811.616.256
2018-09-14 465,79 472,81 443,35 448,91 314.622.848 7.787.944.960
2018-09-13 433,23 473,69 433,23 463,23 392.642.464 8.035.608.064
2018-09-12 440,99 440,99 414,35 433,52 319.621.216 7.519.523.328
2018-09-11 467,03 476,38 432,59 440,83 355.089.760 7.645.553.664
2018-09-10 480,54 487,14 463,50 465,59 300.171.712 8.074.011.648
2018-09-09 474,93 493,31 465,96 480,91 286.645.632 8.338.822.144
2018-09-08 500,68 508,90 468,14 475,29 311.599.456 8.240.452.096
2018-09-07 517,90 527,11 496,03 501,48 368.962.336 8.693.682.176
2018-09-06 530,09 530,09 494,58 519,16 441.732.032 8.999.250.944
2018-09-05 626,20 632,00 527,94 529,78 520.529.536 9.182.561.280
2018-09-04 627,10 644,79 622,65 624,99 386.209.280 10.831.609.856
2018-09-03 647,81 650,42 621,21 626,36 397.157.440 10.854.334.464
2018-09-02 615,36 654,09 600,73 646,37 570.561.536 11.199.849.472
2018-09-01 542,41 628,08 542,41 617,15 492.027.584 10.692.401.152
2018-08-31 539,57 546,24 535,13 543,08 307.222.464 9.408.066.560
2018-08-30 554,43 556,53 528,22 540,02 337.840.992 9.354.170.368
2018-08-29 565,15 567,12 548,11 554,37 299.493.920 9.601.725.440
2018-08-28 545,99 571,29 541,23 565,53 430.015.680 9.793.970.176
2018-08-27 522,66 546,79 519,23 546,36 305.426.304 9.460.934.656
2018-08-26 536,83 536,83 516,01 522,87 257.177.536 9.053.259.776
2018-08-25 535,00 543,27 529,65 537,24 272.013.984 9.301.082.112
2018-08-24 530,76 537,81 522,38 535,40 304.350.112 9.268.456.448
2018-08-23 520,16 532,00 515,71 530,72 281.900.352 9.186.371.584
2018-08-22 536,08 568,53 511,91 519,88 319.235.360 8.997.827.584
2018-08-21 514,72 540,77 514,06 536,57 304.025.600 9.285.701.632
2018-08-20 570,29 575,63 513,12 516,18 377.213.920 8.931.941.376
2018-08-19 554,99 579,89 544,44 570,02 384.175.520 9.862.612.992
2018-08-18 601,03 607,86 540,76 555,04 414.294.176 9.602.447.360
2018-08-17 518,61 597,01 516,42 597,01 463.680.384 10.327.441.408
2018-08-16 515,01 538,46 507,19 517,35 402.136.096 8.948.382.720
2018-08-15 511,19 539,85 508,14 513,67 378.018.624 8.883.900.416
2018-08-14 535,20 535,20 481,49 509,16 420.341.376 8.805.045.248
2018-08-13 571,53 592,52 528,51 535,46 379.104.480 9.258.822.656
2018-08-12 566,76 579,70 560,10 570,96 324.256.576 9.871.596.544
2018-08-11 572,01 583,64 548,33 567,96 341.640.832 9.818.728.448
2018-08-10 610,00 613,28 564,93 572,44 345.222.848 9.895.143.424
2018-08-09 587,74 619,54 581,65 610,78 355.207.712 10.556.784.640
2018-08-08 660,05 660,05 575,64 585,45 450.594.816 10.117.886.976
2018-08-07 693,36 712,34 654,16 659,38 378.006.752 11.394.551.808
2018-08-06 710,29 718,65 684,12 692,37 316.507.424 11.963.403.264
2018-08-05 696,19 715,69 687,86 709,37 313.625.920 12.255.825.920
2018-08-04 724,09 735,34 691,22 696,19 328.159.296 12.026.897.408
2018-08-03 732,92 792,35 704,63 724,88 361.877.568 12.521.060.352
2018-08-02 769,33 774,37 726,67 734,26 387.279.104 12.681.809.920
2018-08-01 777,01 779,95 739,54 769,05 497.708.832 13.281.354.752
2018-07-31 815,14 817,03 764,71 777,15 420.759.392 13.419.821.056
2018-07-30 829,52 829,52 790,08 816,08 568.281.536 14.090.705.920
2018-07-29 821,01 835,89 812,84 828,79 565.212.032 14.308.534.272
2018-07-28 817,46 826,72 803,57 819,47 526.073.984 14.146.183.168
2018-07-27 805,29 829,44 786,49 819,36 589.947.008 14.142.734.336
2018-07-26 830,74 855,47 795,74 805,81 596.814.976 13.907.484.672
2018-07-25 868,56 872,38 822,18 831,70 692.004.992 14.352.802.816
2018-07-24 784,04 872,07 778,97 867,56 903.832.000 14.970.100.736
2018-07-23 790,28 828,76 783,43 784,39 608.630.016 13.533.404.160
2018-07-22 788,47 821,24 780,51 788,43 529.264.992 13.601.784.832
2018-07-21 767,88 797,04 749,86 789,49 513.512.992 13.618.682.880
2018-07-20 823,93 823,93 765,47 767,99 613.408.000 13.246.553.088
2018-07-19 829,10 840,68 808,96 824,91 683.620.992 14.226.693.120
2018-07-18 850,63 882,11 815,61 829,94 720.550.976 14.312.055.808
2018-07-17 803,12 864,77 784,44 850,16 751.070.016 14.659.182.592
2018-07-16 723,62 806,93 719,13 805,68 534.068.000 13.890.898.944
2018-07-15 702,99 731,57 698,96 722,39 321.990.016 12.453.615.616
2018-07-14 696,76 707,46 690,49 704,17 273.124.000 12.138.298.368
2018-07-13 686,65 708,77 686,65 696,50 351.889.984 12.004.890.624
2018-07-12 707,32 707,32 670,34 683,87 337.103.008 11.785.866.240
2018-07-11 689,53 713,76 688,87 707,40 321.068.000 12.189.999.104
2018-07-10 732,81 739,69 688,63 688,63 374.505.984 11.865.396.224
2018-07-09 749,37 758,30 732,84 732,86 338.963.008 12.626.165.760
2018-07-08 775,78 784,40 745,52 751,57 328.439.008 12.947.269.632
2018-07-07 736,76 775,82 714,90 775,57 772.953.024 13.359.216.640
2018-07-06 748,48 748,56 705,11 737,33 375.967.008 12.699.236.352
2018-07-05 763,73 778,97 725,12 748,22 469.756.992 12.885.612.544
2018-07-04 758,80 808,86 741,91 762,99 421.012.000 13.138.380.800
2018-07-03 775,07 822,82 754,57 757,93 478.700.992 13.049.903.104
2018-07-02 739,25 798,68 724,32 776,39 414.017.984 13.366.292.480
2018-07-01 749,64 752,63 720,42 739,16 558.704.000 12.724.273.152
2018-06-30 717,04 768,37 717,04 749,18 576.294.016 12.895.140.864
2018-06-29 660,36 729,55 652,59 716,35 408.174.016 12.328.717.312
2018-06-28 714,70 720,24 651,21 660,55 340.817.984 11.367.323.648
2018-06-27 698,28 719,93 691,39 713,77 333.936.992 12.282.011.648
2018-06-26 757,25 757,70 701,01 700,26 357.417.984 12.048.157.696
2018-06-25 748,63 774,65 739,04 756,85 447.070.016 13.020.419.072
2018-06-24 764,62 767,02 676,94 749,36 642.142.016 12.890.445.824
2018-06-23 755,24 776,89 742,33 762,76 397.206.016 13.119.369.216
2018-06-22 874,97 876,38 735,41 755,97 589.187.968 13.001.267.200
2018-06-21 890,64 900,72 869,14 874,09 361.313.984 15.031.303.168
2018-06-20 905,71 906,48 866,06 890,45 430.131.008 15.311.038.464
2018-06-19 885,99 918,20 878,48 904,65 397.230.016 15.553.580.032
2018-06-18 849,81 892,96 830,29 885,64 381.404.000 15.224.997.888
2018-06-17 853,06 865,08 849,22 852,10 290.560.992 14.646.877.184
2018-06-16 847,16 861,46 839,34 852,19 311.148.000 14.646.873.088
2018-06-15 896,43 897,09 843,08 849,32 371.601.984 14.595.955.712
2018-06-14 844,36 898,93 832,88 897,60 522.806.016 15.424.258.048
2018-06-13 876,89 881,13 818,62 844,24 547.672.000 14.505.819.136
2018-06-12 957,14 960,15 862,45 874,43 523.140.992 15.023.005.696
2018-06-11 937,63 975,83 906,01 958,56 619.150.976 16.466.572.288
2018-06-10 1.087,46 1.087,46 909,61 939,55 757.265.984 16.138.135.552
2018-06-09 1.117,35 1.137,32 1.092,13 1.092,13 407.028.000 18.757.224.448
2018-06-08 1.145,34 1.149,80 1.096,91 1.118,19 503.856.000 19.202.775.040
2018-06-07 1.135,15 1.166,25 1.133,34 1.143,75 561.721.024 19.639.588.864
2018-06-06 1.157,33 1.157,33 1.107,21 1.131,17 608.502.976 19.421.624.320
2018-06-05 1.110,07 1.158,73 1.064,72 1.152,89 727.427.008 19.792.584.704
2018-06-04 1.170,78 1.206,53 1.086,85 1.105,80 910.656.000 18.982.051.840
2018-06-03 1.083,13 1.190,57 1.074,82 1.170,40 842.262.016 20.088.760.320
2018-06-02 1.003,33 1.093,86 996,59 1.084,78 689.121.024 18.617.225.216
2018-06-01 995,66 1.010,34 979,83 1.002,92 538.528.000 17.210.408.960
2018-05-31 983,57 1.027,73 975,40 995,34 705.260.032 17.078.622.208
2018-05-30 990,07 1.025,64 954,89 984,68 591.774.976 16.893.852.672
2018-05-29 896,85 1.003,51 880,89 987,66 688.334.016 16.943.358.976
2018-05-28 996,65 1.005,65 884,05 892,12 566.168.000 15.302.656.000
2018-05-27 1.009,20 1.009,79 982,27 996,92 507.305.984 17.098.555.392
2018-05-26 1.015,68 1.046,49 1.001,18 1.012,48 486.185.984 17.363.589.120
2018-05-25 1.072,74 1.073,05 998,52 1.017,30 620.339.968 17.444.380.672
2018-05-24 1.005,01 1.078,36 958,82 1.071,36 785.384.000 18.369.472.512
2018-05-23 1.142,25 1.153,91 978,27 1.005,61 858.105.984 17.240.266.752
2018-05-22 1.233,70 1.233,70 1.131,93 1.144,28 635.702.016 19.615.490.048
2018-05-21 1.296,03 1.301,55 1.221,57 1.233,64 622.772.992 21.145.452.544
2018-05-20 1.183,20 1.306,95 1.174,97 1.291,77 805.598.976 22.139.338.752
2018-05-19 1.206,61 1.208,99 1.159,66 1.184,96 595.862.016 20.306.599.936
2018-05-18 1.202,20 1.218,00 1.143,12 1.207,24 876.974.976 20.686.223.360
2018-05-17 1.290,22 1.335,41 1.185,99 1.206,17 804.139.008 20.665.643.008
2018-05-16 1.341,89 1.359,36 1.241,99 1.280,62 913.177.984 21.939.148.800
2018-05-15 1.430,28 1.456,35 1.323,31 1.343,38 939.358.016 23.011.848.192
2018-05-14 1.489,33 1.501,64 1.353,79 1.431,69 1.158.710.016 24.522.076.160
2018-05-13 1.474,76 1.507,88 1.427,09 1.493,12 921.628.032 25.571.547.136
2018-05-12 1.376,05 1.501,65 1.284,44 1.472,40 1.461.449.984 25.214.058.496
2018-05-11 1.527,49 1.556,64 1.332,58 1.371,74 1.513.260.032 23.487.840.256
2018-05-10 1.646,15 1.669,83 1.523,56 1.528,59 1.070.040.000 26.170.759.168
2018-05-09 1.607,87 1.679,03 1.484,29 1.638,34 1.273.219.968 28.046.925.824
2018-05-08 1.673,07 1.693,35 1.569,44 1.612,75 1.060.590.016 27.605.884.928
2018-05-07 1.766,66 1.781,47 1.590,30 1.655,20 1.407.629.952 28.329.658.368
2018-05-06 1.758,83 1.838,49 1.670,34 1.765,69 1.946.960.000 30.217.488.384
2018-05-05 1.516,74 1.753,11 1.515,07 1.752,10 1.664.400.000 29.981.890.560
2018-05-04 1.501,40 1.538,46 1.466,21 1.517,33 960.185.024 25.961.592.832
2018-05-03 1.459,55 1.536,80 1.454,97 1.511,97 1.282.659.968 25.867.122.688
2018-05-02 1.353,54 1.480,58 1.326,91 1.458,72 1.165.139.968 24.953.702.400
2018-05-01 1.348,64 1.351,28 1.261,60 1.351,28 774.633.024 23.113.273.344
2018-04-30 1.440,96 1.440,96 1.339,36 1.350,05 753.113.984 23.089.803.264
2018-04-29 1.393,99 1.477,31 1.378,01 1.439,14 1.048.230.016 24.610.859.008
2018-04-28 1.337,96 1.418,61 1.334,27 1.396,25 808.801.984 23.874.967.552
2018-04-27 1.422,06 1.422,06 1.337,85 1.337,85 905.273.024 22.873.890.816
2018-04-26 1.289,54 1.420,41 1.250,86 1.420,41 1.281.929.984 24.282.832.896
2018-04-25 1.426,71 1.437,18 1.246,61 1.284,79 1.830.969.984 21.962.006.528
2018-04-24 1.434,01 1.560,94 1.414,11 1.426,42 2.053.920.000 24.380.280.832
2018-04-23 1.194,71 1.443,27 1.194,71 1.432,26 1.934.290.048 24.477.753.344
2018-04-22 1.147,48 1.250,51 1.116,27 1.201,22 968.409.024 20.527.017.984
2018-04-21 1.126,86 1.172,28 1.028,03 1.154,69 1.093.510.016 19.729.799.168
2018-04-20 970,15 1.142,50 947,88 1.128,02 1.006.640.000 19.271.882.752
2018-04-19 890,66 983,58 878,45 968,64 658.164.992 16.547.122.176
2018-04-18 758,25 893,57 757,39 888,91 634.652.992 15.183.404.032
2018-04-17 766,70 784,49 755,38 757,59 331.700.992 12.938.925.056
2018-04-16 781,12 797,88 745,73 766,47 382.080.000 13.089.241.088
2018-04-15 741,91 785,35 741,91 780,83 327.336.000 13.332.965.376
2018-04-14 738,72 760,48 723,22 738,98 267.415.008 12.617.189.376
2018-04-13 735,78 781,13 725,40 738,30 384.095.008 12.604.115.968
2018-04-12 666,39 734,48 658,93 734,48 417.016.992 12.537.506.816
2018-04-11 648,90 666,58 648,90 666,58 252.158.000 11.377.412.096
2018-04-10 637,70 657,01 628,86 649,62 225.054.000 11.086.647.296
2018-04-09 656,09 680,60 627,32 637,03 254.947.008 10.870.684.672
2018-04-08 640,89 659,81 640,89 655,26 198.906.000 11.180.534.784
2018-04-07 611,20 652,59 610,41 640,35 231.143.008 10.925.006.848
2018-04-06 641,86 646,08 603,71 610,43 225.186.000 10.413.379.584
2018-04-05 648,63 655,52 620,10 646,04 243.988.992 11.019.781.120
2018-04-04 710,47 711,27 638,01 649,20 282.960.000 11.072.508.928
2018-04-03 664,15 719,77 660,34 712,88 303.771.008 12.157.349.888
2018-04-02 644,46 686,03 641,43 662,77 282.036.000 11.301.621.760
2018-04-01 688,01 699,05 629,93 643,03 318.440.000 10.963.859.456
2018-03-31 697,62 735,82 683,99 685,25 306.972.000 11.682.407.424
2018-03-30 712,41 766,97 677,53 697,01 416.567.008 11.881.684.992
2018-03-29 861,61 867,31 703,18 714,27 452.656.000 12.174.626.816
2018-03-28 876,36 897,63 852,88 860,52 337.268.000 14.665.917.440
2018-03-27 916,99 926,38 877,33 876,33 339.011.008 14.933.976.064
2018-03-26 967,90 975,61 887,00 919,25 347.366.016 15.663.618.048
2018-03-25 973,60 991,07 965,52 967,37 238.040.000 16.481.888.256
2018-03-23 1.011,83 1.019,43 966,40 1.019,43 303.600.000 17.365.237.760
2018-03-22 1.033,26 1.064,22 992,55 1.011,52 344.283.008 17.228.587.008
2018-03-21 1.066,03 1.082,35 1.016,37 1.033,45 389.291.008 17.600.286.720
2018-03-20 998,17 1.072,42 958,51 1.059,12 503.262.016 18.035.636.224
2018-03-19 942,60 997,28 915,51 994,67 425.419.008 16.936.493.056
2018-03-18 948,28 948,28 851,61 938,11 435.070.016 15.971.700.736
2018-03-17 974,70 1.028,73 930,44 949,78 411.316.000 16.168.562.688
2018-03-16 943,60 1.053,63 902,78 977,03 472.032.992 16.630.711.296
2018-03-15 949,77 954,41 877,10 943,64 374.740.992 16.060.495.872
2018-03-14 1.071,50 1.073,12 924,41 949,47 406.616.000 16.158.029.824
2018-03-13 1.051,07 1.100,07 999,75 1.064,03 458.028.000 18.105.827.328
2018-03-12 1.046,49 1.152,56 1.022,03 1.051,28 425.558.016 17.886.963.712
2018-03-11 1.002,55 1.157,07 973,35 1.145,17 514.167.008 19.482.419.200
2018-03-10 1.071,15 1.087,30 994,19 1.005,93 370.367.008 17.111.761.920
2018-03-09 981,80 1.071,65 937,97 1.067,02 510.887.008 18.148.929.536
2018-03-08 1.090,91 1.113,61 1.006,86 1.040,21 446.519.008 17.691.099.136
2018-03-07 1.205,84 1.218,84 1.043,70 1.092,16 455.224.992 18.572.603.392
2018-03-06 1.264,19 1.264,19 1.179,85 1.206,04 401.782.016 20.506.961.920
2018-03-05 1.287,10 1.291,88 1.268,03 1.268,03 350.078.016 21.558.728.704
2018-03-04 1.267,86 1.289,72 1.225,10 1.289,08 367.584.000 21.914.279.936
2018-03-03 1.274,67 1.302,80 1.257,76 1.270,38 371.664.000 21.594.173.440
2018-03-02 1.284,95 1.303,66 1.255,37 1.275,18 421.497.984 21.673.564.160
2018-03-01 1.204,84 1.303,45 1.195,03 1.291,92 482.240.000 21.955.792.896
2018-02-28 1.243,26 1.275,66 1.204,16 1.204,16 375.300.992 20.462.034.944
2018-02-27 1.255,45 1.297,69 1.231,99 1.246,66 420.912.000 21.181.906.944
2018-02-26 1.177,58 1.274,86 1.149,44 1.250,56 460.182.016 21.246.107.648
2018-02-25 1.191,35 1.210,20 1.143,07 1.178,10 362.664.992 20.012.871.680
2018-02-24 1.266,56 1.309,38 1.149,48 1.193,27 413.263.008 20.268.480.512
2018-02-23 1.217,36 1.319,33 1.161,42 1.270,71 492.542.016 21.581.531.136
2018-02-22 1.304,66 1.350,34 1.194,05 1.219,49 475.079.008 20.709.470.208
2018-02-21 1.412,85 1.423,94 1.293,47 1.308,46 575.353.984 22.218.027.008
2018-02-20 1.543,27 1.569,03 1.414,35 1.418,73 820.947.008 24.087.959.552
2018-02-19 1.483,34 1.553,81 1.483,34 1.534,77 578.905.984 26.055.483.392
2018-02-18 1.552,10 1.641,40 1.428,49 1.487,46 907.873.024 25.249.615.872
2018-02-17 1.548,48 1.568,64 1.517,14 1.551,39 641.718.976 26.332.071.936
2018-02-16 1.373,16 1.558,66 1.369,68 1.552,20 961.009.984 26.343.143.424
2018-02-15 1.358,65 1.400,71 1.330,18 1.375,81 502.454.016 23.346.962.432
2018-02-14 1.229,18 1.384,06 1.229,18 1.362,27 629.852.032 23.114.690.560
2018-02-13 1.285,23 1.289,42 1.205,73 1.231,98 442.663.008 20.901.787.648
2018-02-12 1.222,43 1.302,66 1.222,43 1.283,91 466.212.992 21.780.633.600
2018-02-11 1.255,59 1.306,20 1.197,87 1.217,64 651.555.008 20.654.141.440
2018-02-10 1.311,99 1.394,81 1.215,72 1.257,31 734.606.016 21.324.826.624
2018-02-09 1.273,87 1.342,41 1.206,39 1.312,11 1.133.760.000 22.251.745.280
2018-02-08 951,57 1.345,20 951,57 1.284,56 2.203.709.952 21.782.509.568
2018-02-07 971,08 1.040,49 902,49 957,96 866.222.016 16.242.319.360
2018-02-06 890,97 978,91 764,02 974,53 777.420.032 16.521.414.656
2018-02-05 1.159,89 1.172,70 839,95 887,41 568.116.992 15.042.848.768
2018-02-04 1.273,17 1.286,98 1.101,31 1.165,38 656.033.984 19.752.812.544
2018-02-03 1.194,23 1.314,43 1.072,83 1.272,50 453.100.992 21.566.074.880
2018-02-02 1.272,50 1.272,50 980,78 1.191,14 896.665.984 20.185.147.392
2018-02-01 1.491,12 1.503,30 1.214,88 1.274,35 678.019.968 21.593.159.680
2018-01-31 1.470,74 1.522,87 1.406,25 1.486,89 729.209.024 25.191.540.736
2018-01-30 1.491,84 1.662,07 1.468,17 1.470,55 649.822.976 24.912.531.456
2018-01-29 1.745,36 1.763,24 1.638,33 1.657,14 362.212.992 28.070.316.032
2018-01-28 1.636,41 1.762,34 1.636,41 1.746,25 580.544.000 29.576.562.688
2018-01-27 1.602,50 1.665,81 1.567,78 1.628,63 441.742.016 27.581.501.440
2018-01-26 1.637,19 1.678,63 1.500,37 1.603,90 594.667.008 27.159.760.896
2018-01-25 1.661,04 1.707,70 1.611,04 1.642,12 522.193.984 27.804.026.880
2018-01-24 1.622,15 1.703,34 1.575,42 1.639,13 488.160.992 27.750.266.880
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What is Bitcoin Cash?

Bitcoin Cash is an extension of Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Cash was created in August 2017 in response to criticisms about the slow transaction times of Bitcoin caused by the size of blocks that could be sent. Bitcoin had been designed to limit the size of blocks to 1MB to prevent SPAM attacks. This was when the value of Bitcoin was low – but since the surge in price there have been increasing concerns about scalability.

To improve Bitcoin by increasing the size of blocks requires buy in from developers and miners as part of the consensus model. This makes proposals for change difficult to action. As an alternative, some groups have developed a fork away from Bitcoin, and this is called Bitcoin Cash.

Bitcoin Cash increases the size of blocks from 1MB to 8MB. This development also removes SegWit – which frees up more space by removing some parts of the transaction. The design of Bitcoin Cash is wholly focussed on speeding up transactions. It is hoped that Bitcoin Cash would be able to compete with PayPal and Visa in terms of the number of transactions per second.

This is a new currency and there have been other forks from Bitcoin to address this issue – including Bitcoin XT and Bitcoin Unlimited. For this new currency to stick around there needs to build substantial interest. It is only with a critical mass of interest that Bitcoin Cash can hope to succeed. The issue Bitcoin Cash faces is the computer power required to process the size of transactions. There are some concerns that it will lead to a lot of coins being held in a small amount of pots – therefore concentrating power in companies who can afford the equipment.

Scalability is at the forefront of all debate in cryptocurrency at the moment. Therefore, Bitcoin Cash is at the heart of the issues for cryptocurrency experts.

How is Bitcoin Cash’s value determined?

Bitcoin Cash’s value is estimated to be worth more than $5 billon at launch. This Bitcoin Cash’s value has been largely built on assumptions and guesses, as opposed to tangible, factual evidence. The value of BCC is dependent on who has access to Bitcoin Cash and how big the market is for trading. To begin with investors were not even certain that they had access to this new fork in the Bitcoin blockchain or even that it existed at all.

There are a lot of developers invested in making Bitcoin Cash work, as the need for bigger transactions is essential. However, Bitcoin Cash does not have the same structure to support it as Bitcoin and therefore it is uncertain what value can be placed on it. Some estimate Bitcoin Cash’s value using similar mechanisms as those used in equities. However, cryptocurrencies should be valued based on the number of coins in circulation multiplied by the price. No one really understands how many Bitcoin Cash may be in circulation or what the potential for circulation there is.

How can you get hold of Bitcoin Cash?

When Bitcoin Cash (BCH or BCC) was launched people, who had Bitcoin had the equivalent amount of BCH attributed to their Bitcoin private keys. There is a lot of uncertainty how you can access your BCH – and if you are not interested then it is likely to impact you and you will continue viewing your Bitcoin as just Bitcoin. You also have the option to hold on to your BCH and therefore the answer is to do nothing.

If you want to sell your BCH, you need to be careful because it means exposing your private key to your Bitcoin and potentially having them stolen. You need to take care which wallet you use and how to use them to access Bitcoin Cash. Be aware that some Bitcoin Cash full node wallet software can conflict with Bitcoin software. It is advisable to download wallets for each on different computers. If you are savvy enough you can split your BTC from your BCH – but this requires working in the command line of your operating system and is probably only available to a handful of developers.

Once you have claimed your BCH, you can sell or use it similar ways to other altcoins. You can sell it for BTC or you can exchange it for other cryptocurrencies. Before you choose to use your Bitcoin Cash remember to move it to a completely different address to your Bitcoin. You do not want to expose your Bitcoin.

What can impact on Bitcoin Cash’s price?

The fork between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is said to have fuelled the drop-in price for Bitcoin. What is has done for the Bitcoin Cash’s price is harder to ascertain. Forbes has characterised the fork as a civil war. BCH has skyrocketed in value since November while Bitcoin fell. The assumption is that this change in the market is due to some disenfranchised Bitcoin developers who moved to Bitcoin Cash because they did not get the fork that they requested.

With so many angered developers, known as whales because of the number of tokens held, dropping Bitcoin in favour of Bitcoin Cash caused a drop off in one and a spike in the other – as dictated by the normal supply and demand fixing of price of coins. The influence on price is therefore dictated by developers who see the potential for BCH over BTC, including Jihan Wu.

More importantly, maybe, as nothing is certain in new cryptocurrencies, is that it is 2.2 times more profitable for miners who can secure blockchains to mine Bitcoin Cash than mine Bitcoin. This is obviously going to massively impact Bitcoin Cash’s price. But, the battle between the two forks of Bitcoin makes the price of both volatile. No one knows if Bitcoin Cash will hold its own and attain the critical mass that will ensure its survival.