Questions tagged [bitcoin-cash]

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How does Bitcoin Cash implement replay protection?

Bitcoin Cash says that they are providing replay protection for their fork. How does this replay protection work?
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I have Bitcoins in a local wallet, how do I get my Bitcoin Cash without using an exchange?

I have a few Bitcoins in a local wallet and I own my private key. I know that on 1st August 2017, Bitcoin is splitting into BTC and BCC. How do I get Bitcoin Cash without transferring my Bitcoins ...
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Bitcoin Cash: how to check address balance / transactions?

BlockExplorer (https://blockexplorer.com) provides a way to check bitcoin balances. What is the alternative to check for transactions in Bitcoin Cash addresses?
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Which wallets support Bitcoin Cash?

I'm looking for a big list of wallets that support Bitcoin Cash. What are the wallets that have Bitcoin Cash support?
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What would happen if you send Bitcoin (BTC) to a Bitcoin Cash (BCH, aka BCC) address?

Could someone please explain what happens if someone sends bitcoin to a Bitcoin Cash address after the August 1st fork? Would there be a way to recover them?
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How to claim Bitcoin Cash & Bitcoin Gold from paper wallet

Before the first Bitcoin fork (August 1st) I put all my Bitcoin into a paper wallet. I kind of forgot about it. Now I think I can claim Bitcoin cash as well. Now there has been another fork resulting ...
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What happens to coins after Bitcoin Cash fork?

I'm new to Bitcoin and I read that there is a fork going to happen on Aug 1st to create Bitcoin Cash (BCC). From https://ethereumprice.org/ethereum-classic-and-bitcoin-cash/?a=1&b=https://...
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Bitcoin Cash accidentally sent to Bitcoin address. Can I get them back? [duplicate]

I managed my Bitcoins Cash in a Electrum Cash wallet on my PC. From there, I accidentally sent them to another internet based wallet, but didn't notice that this wallet is for Bitcoin and not Bitcoin ...
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Bitcoin Cash “Cash Address” format

What is "Cash Address" or "CashAddr"? Is that a new Bitcoin Cash address format?
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BIP44: What's the use of internal addresses?

I've read other questions (and their answers) on this but I still don't see the use for internal addresses. I get that you're supposed to send the change of a transaction there but I don't see how ...
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Get BCH from blockchain.info after fork

I had a fraction of BTC on blockchain.info before the 1st of August and I didn't touch them at all afterwards. I never got my private keys (nor the 12 words) from my blockchain.info wallet (or if I ...
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What is the maximum number of transactions per seconds on Bitcoin Cash?

What is the maximum number of transactions per seconds on Bitcoin Cash? I know that on Bitcoin (BTC) is was 7 tx/s.
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Claim Bitcoin cash from android bitcoin app

I have some bitcoin stored in the bitcoin wallet android app I want to transfer my inherited Bitcoin Cash (BCC) to an exchange. The android app doesn't care about BCC. I tried to decode a backup of ...
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What happens to my bitcoins if a hard fork occurs?

It seems that on August 1st, there will be a hard fork on Bitcoin. This will mean that instead of 1 coin we will end up with 2. Without going into the discussion about whether it will or not occur. ...
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Forks to be aware of other than Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold?

I have now taken care of the Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold that I was given "for free" when the hard forks took place, and sent them to other wallets. Before getting rid of [*] my old Electrum ...
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What happend with BCH SV and BCH ABC [closed]

I hope I ask in the right place. Since both are have same source. So, what's going on with BCH? Why before the hard fork the price is sky rocketing but after the fork. It sink like a sinking boat?
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How to sweep private extended key from mycellium for bitcoin cash coins?

I have my coins stored in mycellium, but when I try to export my private key I get a private extended key. How can I import this into coinomi android wallet? I see there is a sweep option in conomi, ...
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What is the dust limit on Bitcoin Cash transactions?

I understand from another question here on Stack Exchange that the dust limit for Bitcoin transactions is 546 satoshi, meaning that no transaction output may be on an amount less than that. What is ...
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Why does Bitcoin not have faster downward difficulty adjustments?

The BCash fork seems to have correctly anticipated the need to adjust difficulty downwards in the case of very slow blocks. This means it's much less likely for the chain to be orphaned when it was ...
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In overview, what is “Bitcoin Cash” and the hard fork on August 1st 2017?

In overview, what is Bitcoin Cash? How is it different from legacy bitcoin? What is the blockchain hard fork which was supposed to happen on August 1st, 2017? Who benefits from the fork? Who is ...
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Accidentally sent Bitcoin Cash to Bitcoin address held by a third party

I made an exchange on Changelly to exchange my Bitcoins to Bitcoin Cash. These Bitcoin Cash would later be sent to my address. Unfortunately, I did not check twice and had the Bitcoin Cash sent to my ...
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Is there an active testnet for Bitcoin Cash?

To learn more about Bitcoin Cash, I would like to try some things on the testnet. I installed bitcoin-abc, made a copy of an existing datadir from a Bitcoin Core testnet install, and ran bitcoin-abc -...
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Why bitcoin cash supply is currently 100k more than bitcoin on coinmarketcap (as of Oct 17)

Is it a mistake or is there a significant difference in coins generated?
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What were the main technological reasons that Bitcoin Cash did not want to adopt SegWit?

What are the key risks/drawbacks to SegWit and why did the Bitcoin Cash community conduct a risky hard fork to avoid it?
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When will the Bitcoin Cash difficulty adjust next?

Bitcoin Cash adjusts its difficulty downwards if there is, roughly speaking, a 12 hour gap between blocks. At least that's my understanding. Difficulty has dropped to about a quarter of what it was ...
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What is “canonical transaction ordering” that Bitcoin ABC is considering implementing?

What exactly is "canonical transaction ordering", that Bitcoin ABC is considering implementing? How does it help exactly, and why is it so controversial? Could it be adopted in Bitcoin Core? Why yes/...
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How do I generate the Bitcoin Cash hash preimage?

I am attempting to manually generate a signed transaction which is to be sent from my address 1GiJZtN7wjUuL4V5i7ZYYDAvFtqi5AhCDr which is bitcoincash:qzk9nxh6qpd9yt3hvv6vvun78s834f3escdhu2vdjp in the ...
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Bitcoin Cash testnet version of insight API

I was wondering if anyone know a testnet version of Insight API for Bitcoin Cash? For mainnet there are those: https://bch-insight.bitpay.com/api/ https://bch-bitcore2.trezor.io/api/ But I cannot ...
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What is the exact difference between a Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash raw transaction to address sighash_forkid?

Bitcoin Cash apparently uses sighash_forkid, such that if you don't implement that into your raw transactions, the bitcoin cash network won't accept it. How would one need to alter (what to add and ...
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How would one get Bitcoin cash from their existing Bitcoin private keys?

I have my bitcoin private key, how would I get bitcoin cash and where would I dump it for real bitcoin?
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Did the Bitcoin fork resulting in the Bitcoin Cash created money from nothing?

Since you can double-spend your old Bitcoin coins and the Bitcon Cash coins, independently---one on each side of the fork---it seems somehow that money was created for free. Isn't this a problem? What ...
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Is there a fixed total amount of Bitcoin cash?

As I understood from Nakamoto's original bitcoin proposal, the bitcoin algorithm was designed in such a way that there would be a fixed total number of bitcoins and that bitcoin is designed for ...
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How can forks coexist even though only one of the is the longest chain?

We know Bitcoin has some forks like Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. They make a new branch on chain, so how can they coexist without the shorter branches being discarded, and just the longest chain staying ...
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What are the major technical differences between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash?

For a research project I'm trying to detect the major technical differences between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. I know that BCH uses a larger block size and does not support SegWit. But what other ...
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Can I sell my BTC and still claim my BCH?

I held a small amount of BTC back in August (had them since 2014) but now wish to sell them. Do I need to claim my BCH before selling my BTC or am I correct in thinking that the two completely ...
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Where to find my bitcoin cash (BCH)

Prior to the split I moved my bitcoins offline from Coinbase to my local Electrum wallet (Original wallet) since at the time Coinbase said they were not going to support bitcoin cash.. After the ...
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Can someone explain how this person hacked bitcoin?

I'm trying to fill a few gaps in my understanding how this transaction happened! It all started with this article In short, some vigilante/miner was able to scoop up all of the BCH sitting in ...
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How can I reclaim my Bitcoin Cash from my Greenaddress wallet?

I'm new to cryptocurrency in general, and I'm still learning. Let's say someone moves BTC to a multi-signature wallet with a trusted provider, i.e. Greenaddress, before the split from an exchange. ...
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How to transfer Bitcoin Cash from a multi-sig vault?

I have two private keys for a multi-sig vault. I have a tool that will sign transactions to move BTC out of this address. Where can I find a tool that will use my two private keys to move BCC (...
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Is Bitcoin Cash the same as Bitcoin classic?

Sorry for the dumb question. I am confused to the status of Bitcoin classic. There is a lot of support for Cash on the Classic website which leads me to think they are the same. Also I see more news ...
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Why increasing block size increases centralisation?

I understand this is a contentious question. Help me understand Why increasing block size increases the risk of centralization? I don't understand what Antonopoulos meant when he said few people can ...
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Bitcoin Cash - How to get estimated fee and send transaction

Last week I started working with Bitcoins and needed to show the transaction fee. While working with Bitcoins, I used: https://bitcoinfees.earn.com/api/v1/fees/recommended https://api.blockcypher.com/...
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Attack vectors for difficulty retargeting with BCH and BTC?

Since the existence of BCH, miners can now switch chains to mine on. Assuming they mine greedily based on price and difficulty. Can the following attack happen and how could it be mitigated: Assuming ...
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Looking for a Bitcoin Cash (bch, bcc) testnet faucet

As the title states I am looking for a Bitcoin Cash faucet. I know about the very nice one: https://testnet.manu.backend.hamburg/bitcoin-cash-faucet but it seems to be down at the moment. A google ...
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Cashaddr (bech32) to legacy address format convertor for Bitcoin Cash

Several days ago our bitcoin cash core wallet started to generate addresses using the new format: bitcoincash:q...... . That's nice and differs from the bitcoin blockchain generated addresses, but ...
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Why has BCH not received a 51% attack yet?

BCH right now has around 10% of BTC total hashrate. There are multiple pools that control 10%+ of the total BTC hashrate why haven't any of those just allocated a few hours of hashrate to do a 51% ...
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Unable to construct a correct raw transaction for bitcoin cash testnet

I am trying to construct a raw transaction for bitcoin cash testnet. I have made a lot of use out of this very nice answer to how to construct a raw transaction, but am still unable to construct a ...
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What is the difference between on-chain scaling and off-chain scaling?

What is on-chain scaling and off-chain scaling? What is the core difference between on-chain scaling and off-chain scaling?
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Is there a lite wallet for Bitcoin Cash

Free money, is free money. Last week I transferred my distributed BTC funds to a BTC lite wallet so that I could be holding funds before the Bitcoin Cash fork. I now have some BCC sitting in a BCC ...
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Is the BCH version of Schnorr signatures compatible with taproot?

BCH is going to introduce support for Schnorr signatures on May 15th. One of the most anticipated features for Schnorr signatures on Bitcoin is the introduction of taproot constructions. Will it be ...

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