For months now, August 1st has loomed large in the Bitcoin world. It’s like a crypto version of Y2K: Will Bitcoin fork? If so, into how many chains? Which chain(s) will survive? Will Bitcoin itself survive the potential chaos and confusion?
When the Segwit2x agreement locked in recently, many fears were relieved and observers felt that the crisis was over…or at least delayed. However, one of the potential forks—Bitcoin Cash—has announced that, regardless of Segwit2x being locked in, it will fork nonetheless on August 1st.
What is Bitcoin Cash? How does it differ from Bitcoin? And, more importantly for Dash users, how does Bitcoin Cash compare to Dash?