The Bitcoin split is good for progress4 min read 04 Aug 2017, 04:40 AM IST
The idea behind the 'hard fork' to form bitcoin and bitcoin cash is to increase transaction speed and mainstream acceptance of the cryptocurrency
The community supporting bitcoin has long tried to avoid a so-called “hard fork" splitting the currency in two. On Tuesday, it happened anyhow. The idea behind the change is to speed up transactions and, consequently, mainstream acceptance—but even an early adopter community like the bitcoin one can be conservative about its money.
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