Vitalik Buterin, the brainchild of the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, spoke at ETH Cape Town on April 2019. Speaking about the forks of Bitcoin, Buterin said that Bitcoin Cash SV was overrated and considered Bitcoin Cash to be underrated.
“I think BSV is like still overrated for as long as the market cap has multiple digits; In Bitcoin cash, I think it’s actually underrated at this point.”
He added that Bitcoin Cash community has become “sane”, as the recent fork of Bitcoin Cash [which split into Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin SV] “expunged” the Bitcoin SV community. Specifically, he stated:
“If you actually follow the community, they’ve just become considerably more sane ever since they’ve expunged the Bitcoin SV people”
The fork of Bitcoin Cash into Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin SV took place in November 2018, which, at the time, was the center of attention in the crypto community. The ABC faction of the fork, supported by Roger Ver and Jihan Wu, performed considerably better than the faction supported by Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre.
Ever since the fork, Bitcoin Cash has performed better than Bitcoin SV, both in terms of price and community adoption. The price of Bitcoin Cash [formerly Bitcoin Cash ABC], at press time, was $288 and had a massive market cap of $5.11 billion compared to BSV’s numbers that were relatively lower. Bitcoin SV, at press time, was $53 and had a market cap of $945 million. In terms of the ranks of the two coins, BCH was the fourth largest cryptocurrency, however, BSV was the fifteenth largest cryptocurrency.
Buterin further added:
“… they’re [Bitcoin Cash] getting Schnoor signatures ahead of Bitcoin like that’s yeah they’ve got like real technical talent in there.”
Bitcoin Cash announced recently that they would be implementing Schnorr Signatures on the mainnet and they’ve also added the same on the testnet, where users can test the feature. According to the announcement, Schnorr Signature will be implemented on May 15, 2019.
Bitcoin developers have not quite mentioned the implementation of Schnorr Signatures and other privacy/security additions to the Bitcoin blockchain. However, there have been discussions about implementing the same.
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Bitcoin Cash would be a perfect global coin for daily spending, claims Chainblock’s Federico Pecoraro
Federico Pecoraro, CEO of Italy-based crypto-company, Chainblock, made waves in the cryptospace after he suggested that Italians were shifting to cryptocurrencies owing to the country’s growing economic problems. The 2008 financial crisis hit the Italian economy badly, largely due to the huge public debt accumulated after years of excessive public spending.
According to Federico Pecoraro, the state of affairs offers an opportunity for many people and businesses to benefit from using decentralized money. In what is the most newsworthy bit of his take, he said that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) could be the cryptocurrency that would fit perfectly as a real global coin for daily spending, despite the fact that Bitcoin (BTC) is more likely to emerge as a better store-of-value. He added,
“We’re proud to support it on our products. Indeed, our clients have the opportunity to buy BCH through any of our services.”
Pecoraro also spoke about how Chainblock used the crypto-winter to develop new products and expand its customer base. He revealed that by the end of 2018, Chainblock recorded a 156% increase in transactions and a 144% increase in new users. Federico Pecoraro told Bitcoin.com,
“We love small businesses that want to accept crypto payments but we want to enable as many merchants as we can with a strategic market approach. Our goal is to provide affordable and scalable solutions for both big and small shops and spread real cryptocurrency mass adoption. We plan to enable 5,000 merchants to accept Bitcoin payments.”
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