Abra Wallet Added Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Despite The Potential Bitcoin Cash Fork
Yesterday, September 12th, one of the few cryptocurrency wallet apps that support about 30 cryptos, Abra Wallet, added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support in the midst of the disputes that surround a possible Bitcoin Cash fork.
Now, Abra Wallet users from anywhere in the world can store, deposit, and withdraw Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
“We are pleased to announce that now you can deposit and withdraw Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on Abra Wallet!” posted the Abra team on Twitter.
The addition of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on the popular Abra Wallet comes in the middle of the disputes regarding a possible fork in the BCH blockchain, following the controversies between the two leading developing teams that rule the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem.
In fact, Bitcoin Cash blockchain itself also emerged due to disputes between the leading factions of the Bitcoin (BTC) community last year. The recent conflicts within the BCH community are similar to the discussion ignited during the previous year which led to the Bitcoin Core fork.
Abra Wallet added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support, despite the potential BCH blockchain fork
Currently, the leading supporters of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain are nChain led by chief scientist Dr. Craig Wright, Bitcoin.com leader Roger Ver, founder of Bitmain crypto mining equipment producer Jihan Wu, and an entrepreneur named Calvin Ayre.
However, the conflicts of opinions and ideas regarding the future of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) between the leading dev teams of the crypto are reportedly pushing BCH towards a new fork.
The new hard fork could follow either the concepts proposed by nChain and Calvin Ayre or the ideas of the other group formed by Jihan Wu and Roger Ver who recently came up with the new Wormhole Protocol.
Despite this ongoing conflict, Abra Wallet added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support. However, this initiative attracted negative feedback from the community which accused Abra of trying to take advantage of the current conflictual situation between the leaders of the BCH community to gain profits.
Know affectionately at ‘Bitcoin Jesus’, Ver was an early investor and promoter of Bitcoin. While one of the five founders of the Bitcoin Foundation, in 2017 Ver was an avid supporter of the Bitcoin hard fork to create Bitcoin Cash. Ver was central to opposing Bitcoin Cash’s hard fork in 2018 (creating Bitcoin SV), and has recently taken to Facebook, giving away BCH to encourage adoption.
Jihan Wu is the CEO and co-founder of Bitmain, which is the world's largest computer chip company for bitcoin mining. In October, Bitmain announced it will start building the world's largest bitcoin mining plant. Before Bitmain, Wu was a financial analyst at an equity firm and an angel investor in Kaomao, which was a bitcoin mining hardware startup.
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