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The fork of Bitcoin Cash sparked a wave of airdrops and bitcoin-related fork projects in 2017. A new project, World Bitcoin (WBTC), is to fork at block 503,888 on or around January 12. Unlike other hard forks introducing new features to overcome Bitcoin’s limitations, WBTC will focus on building a ”global application infrastructure”, according to its website.
Fork at Block 503,888
The total amount of WBTC is 2.121 billion, among which 21 million WBTC will be managed by the WBTC Foundation for the purpose of marketing and building a global ecosystem and developing new features. After the fork, Bitcoin users can get WBTC an the ratio of 1 BTC =100 WBTC.
Candy Only for Bitcoin Cash Holders
As top technology companies like D-Wave, IBM and Intel are ramping up their investment in quantum computing research and development, the age of quantum computing will probably arrive in five to ten years. As such, ECDSA-based cryptocurrencies will become breakable by quantum computers. The CDY team will focus on experimenting with post-quantum signatures to secure cryptocurrencies.
According to its website, CDY will scale its block size to 8 megabytes featuring the Equihash algorithm and difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA). And the CDY protocol will produce a new block, on average, every two minutes.
CDY’s supply available for mining is 21 billion units, among which 210 million are pre-mined to motivate early developers and for promotion. Only BCH users can get CDY at the ratio of 1BCH=1000 CDY. The project explained that they believe BCH has a better future as it better represents “a peer-to-peer electronic cash system.”
Wallet service Bitpie has promised that they will support all forked coins to ensure a ”freer” market. Coinex has announced they will list the forked coin and give whoever owns bitcon cash the corresponding CDY at the time of the split (around or after January 13).
What do you think of WBTC and CDY? Are you going to fork a coin yourself? Leave your comments below.
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