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What is the difference between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash?

Like pancakes and waffles, these two cryptocurrencies share many ingredients but are different. Bitcoin Cash comes from the same mill as Bitcoin. They share the same white paper, the same supply, same mining algorithm and even have the same reward system.

Both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash aim to be a worldwide accepted digital currency, but there are some important technical differences as both communities have differing views on their solution to scalability.

Technical differences

FeaturesBTCBCH
Start20092017
FounderSatoshi NakamotoBitcoin Unlimited
Block Size1MB32MB
Scalability solutionSegWit, Lightning NetworkIncreased block size

Although Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash may share the same mining algorithm, they do have a different adjustable level of mining difficulty.

Beyond these technical differences, both communities also have different beliefs when it comes to what Satoshi’s white paper intended.

Different interpretations of Satoshi’s vision

The Bitcoin (BTC) community strongly prioritise being censorship-resistant, decentralised, permissionless, and trustless. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community’s view is that consumer mass adoption of Bitcoin takes precedence over decentralisation.

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