At least, that’s according to a new, rough six to 12-month roadmap released yesterday by the bitcoin offshoot’s main developer team, Bitcoin ABC. The roadmap notably includes two hard forks – an upgrading method that requires everyone running the software to upgrade – scheduled for May and November of 2018.
Bitcoin cash is a cryptocurrency that emerged earlier this summer out of bitcoin’s block size debate.
Effectively blocked by those in the developer community who were reluctant to move too quickly towards a block size increase (arguing it could harm bitcoin’s security), a number of bigger block advocates went their own way and created their own cryptocurrency. Most significantly, bitcoin cash boasts a block size parameter limit eight times larger than that of bitcoin.
Bitcoin cash development didn’t stop at this initial split, however. Its developers have announced other plans to improve the cryptocurrency, which are added to by the new roadmap…