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Word limit on Memo.cash got boosted after the Bitcoin Cash [BCH] hardfork

Prerana Sarkar

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Word limit on Memo.cash got boosted after the Bitcoin hard-fork
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Blockpress and Memo.cash developers have also tested the platform and increased their character limit from 79 to 217 after the BCH network upgrade that was discussed on May 18th at the Coingeek Conference in Hong Kong.

Bitcoin cash [BCH] is currently ranked at the 4th position in the global market trading at $1,274.92 with a market cap value of $21.8 billion, at the time of writing. The recent hard-fork on May 15th has increased its block size from 8 MB to 32 MB with the adoption of smart contracts.

BCH was supposed to make a comeback with its popularity with the hard-fork; however, most of the Bitcoin Cash nodes are not upgraded. However, the new features that were upgraded on the on-chain, like the block-size increase, have boosted the word limit on Memo.cash.

Memo.cash is a decentralized on-chain social network that was built on Bitcoin Cash. This means users do not have to stick to a specified word limit and can write longer messages.

More than 16% of the nodes are running on old software and without the upgrades, half of the users are left behind. The very purpose of Bitcoin Cash was to solve Bitcoin scalability issues. Chris Pacia, lead developer at ‘OpenBazaar’ opposed saying:



“Likely the reason those nodes haven’t upgraded aren’t in use and the owners haven’t bothered yet.” He further explained that “For addresses with a large number of keys a tree signature can use less data. And unlike normal OP_CHECKMULTISIG, it doesn’t require you to expose the keys that were not used in the signing.”

Roger Ver’s Twitter handle reads:

Roger Ver's comment

Roger Ver’s comment

It is very true that most users are not bothered as much they are with Bitcoin implications on the market history and popularity. It is also important to mention that the Bitcoin Cash’s hard-fork was controversial as the two groups hold different marketing strategies as per arguments from the Bitcoin community. In January, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin had tweeted saying:

“If anything, Bitcoin Cash is copying Litecoin. Litecoin has been around since 2011. Bitcoin Cash is just trying to do the same thing but stealing the Bitcoin name. Disappointed, that you don’t see that. Oh well,” leading to controversies regarding the hard-fork.





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Prerana Sarkar is a part of AMBCrypto's News Reporting Team from January 2018. She is a Journalism major from Mount Carmel with two years of writing experience in Bitcoin and Blockchain related articles. Prerana does not hold any value in cryptocurrency or its projects

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] rolls out iOS version of Bitcoin Cash Register

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] recently made headlines when the CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver got involved in a bet of $10,000 with Tone Vays, a popular Bitcoin maximalist which the former lost. After launching a free point-of-scale solution, Bitcoin Cash Register for Android operating systems, Bitcoin.com and its developers have rolled out an iOS version of the same.

Bitcoin Cash register allows anyone with an Android or iOS device to accept BCH payments. This came as a part of the company’s agenda to promote the adoption of crypto in the mainstream. With the installment Bitcoin Cash Register, it would be easier for retailers to accept BCH as payment from customers.



As reported by Bitcoin.com, Bitcoin Cash Register claims to be easy to use without any prior account registration and the transactions are carried out in a non-custodial manner. This was confirmed by Bitcoin.com via a tweet:

The bet between Roger Ver and Tone Vays regarding the low transaction fee had left the social media divided, with proponents on both sides arguing about the authenticity of the bet and factors taken into consideration while betting.





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