TL;DR: Since its 15 November 2018 contentious hard fork and chain split, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community has 51 projects in various states of development — discussion, process, or completed. Blocktorrent, Maxblocksize Based on Median Block Size, and Cash Accounts are just some of the proposals working their way through their respective stages.
Bitcoin Cash Development Continues Apace
For investors, enthusiasts, and those concerned with promoting peer-to-peer, decentralized electronic cash, BCH remains one of the most watched coins. As of this writing, it sits as the number 4 ranked cryptocurrency in the world.
Coin Dance tracks how respective projects important to the ecosystem are doing, and the information provided tells an interesting story in the case of BCH. Of 51 development projects, 16 are presently under discussion, another 19 are currently being developed, and the remaining 16 are completed.
Discussion, Development, Completed
Blocktorrent, for example, is under discussion and described as “a method for breaking a block into small independently verifiable chunks for transmission, where each chunk is about one IP packet (a bit less than 1500 bytes) in size. In the same way that Bittorrent was faster than Napster, Blocktorrent should be faster than Xthin(ner),” according to developer Jonathan Toomim.
Bitcoin Unlimited has a maxblocksize based on median block size project under development. It’s the “basic idea is that we look at recent block history. We calculate recent usage and use it to set a new limit that is much higher. We adjust every time a new block is found. With this the blocks are unlikely to ever go full, even at load peaks,” the team explained.
For parts of the BCH network already complete, Cash Accounts appears to be gaining traction and continual refinement. “Cash Accounts is a naming system that can be used alongside regular bitcoin addresses and payment codes to simplify the process of sharing payment information,” its GitHub reads. For an in-depth look at the idea, CoinSpice recently interviewed lead developer Jonathan Silverblood.
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