Analysis of Bitcoin Cash GitHub Repository Activity Raises Fork Viability Again
According to statistics posted on Twitter on July 15, Bitcoin mining activity is much higher than that of Bitcoin Cash. The BCH activity on GitHub has practically disappeared since April – especially compared to the steady progress of Bitcoin. Writes about this Bitcoinist.
What is the difference between BTC and BCASH? But in what…
As a Twitter user pointed out on Saturday, Bitcoin Cash blocks have a very low transaction volume – over the weekend, one of the blocks contained only 5 kilobytes of data. The same user ironically noted that Bitcoin switched to 2MB blocks earlier than the fork, whose proponents argued that increasing block size was necessary for Bitcoin’s survival..
Bitcoin Cash’s position is becoming increasingly controversial. BitPico – an anonymous group of developers and miners – is still conducting a coordinated attack to test how large the BCH network is. This initiative started after a similar test of the Bitcoin LN network, which apparently satisfied bitPico, which previously advocated the now-discontinued SegWit2x scaling technology..
The bitPico node was banned last week, resulting in new accusations against Bitcoin Cash of centralizing the network..
“Our monitoring node was again centrally banned like a bunch of VPSs. We switched to a new IP and connected again, – wrote the bitPico group on July 11. – At the moment we are monitoring IP-addresses, and they, most likely, are divided into separate network groups. Perhaps to simulate decentralization “.
One of the areas of the “stress test” is the accumulation of thousands of “attacking” nodes and the subsequent initiation of many forks in the Bitcoin Cash network.
Bitcoin Cash representatives have not yet commented on the situation, while bitPico has publicly stated that they have little faith in the technology behind BCH. “Bitcoin Cash hardly understands how easy it will be for us to flood their network,” bitPico tweeted in late June..