Bitcoin Cash is a hard fork of Bitcoin with a protocol upgrade to fix on-chain capacity. Bitcoin Cash intends to be a Bitcoin without Segregated Witness (SegWit) as soft fork, where upgrades of the protocol are done mainly through hard forks and without changing the original economic rules of the Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is released on 1st August 2017 as an upgraded version of the original Bitcoin Core software. The main upgrade is the increase in the block size limit from 1MB to 8MB. This effectively allows miners on the BCH chain to process up to 8 times more payments per second in comparison to Bitcoin. This makes for faster, cheaper transactions and a much smoother user experience. Why was Bitcoin Cash Created? The main objective of Bitcoin Cash is to to bring back the essential qualities of money inherent in the original Bitcoin software. Over the years, these qualities were filtered out of Bitcoin Core and progress was stifled by various people, organizations, and companies involved in Bitcoin protocol development. The result is that Bitcoin Core is currently unusable as money due to increasingly high fees per transactions and transfer times taking hours to complete. This is all because of the 1MB limitation of Bitcoin Core’s block size, causing it unable to accommodate to large number of transactions. Essentially Bitcoin Cash is a community-activated upgrade (otherwise known as a hard fork) of Bitcoin that increased the block size to 8MB, solving the scaling issues that plague Bitcoin Core today. Nov 16th 2018: A hashwar resulted in a split between Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC
What is DMD Diamond? DMD Diamond is a digital currency that that allows people to send money anywhere in the world instantly, securely and at near zero cost. It focuses on creating a multi entry, high rewards monetary system that empowers people to achieve financial freedom through blockchain based technology. DMD Diamond's conceptual goal is to become an ultra-scarce non-government controlled storage of wealth with software facilities that can increase that wealth over time. Emission Model DMD Diamond Coin rollout is one of the cornerstones of this monetary system. The emission model stays the same as in DMD Diamond 2.0, however, the introduced changes make the emission of new coins smoother and avoid sudden large reductions in yearly interest. In the past DMD Diamond relied on both Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work algorithms to govern the network. DMD Diamond 3.0 will be run by state of the art Proof-of-Stake only, while Proof-of-Work is going to be removed completely. Diamond Masternodes A DMD Diamond network consists of full nodes running as servers facilitating connectivity and transmission of updates. Masternodes is a time tested concept which was originally created to prevent decrease in number of full nodes and incentivize people to keep the network running, decentralised and expanding. Over the years as the technology matured Masternodes became ever more useful and could perform additional network services that go above what a vanilla full node could do.