Bitcoin Cash Protocol

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Basics

OverviewBlockchain BasicsProtocol Hashing AlgorithmsMemory Pool

Transactions

Bitcoin TransactionUnlocking ScriptLocking ScriptTransaction Signing

Blocks

Bitcoin BlocksBlock HeaderMerkle TreeTransaction Ordering

Script (Bitcoin transaction language)

ScriptOperation Codes (opcodes)

Transaction validation

Transaction ValidationBlock-Level Validation RulesNetwork-Level Validation Rules

Proof of Work (PoW)

Proof of WorkDifficulty Adjustment AlgorithmMiningStratum ProtocolMining Pools

Cryptography

Bitcoin Keys (Public/Private)Signatures (ECDSA/Schnorr)Multisignature (M-of-N multisig)

Network upgrades

Pre-BCH

Year (Creation) BIPs
2012 Bip-16Bip-34BIP-35Bip-37
2014 Bip-65
2015 Bip-66Bip-68Bip-112Bip-113Bip-9
2016 Bip-133Bip-152
2017 Bip-157Bip-158Bip-159

BCH

Year (Activation) Hard Forks
2017 BCH-UAHF (BUIP-55)HF-20171113
2018 HF-20180515HF-20181115
2019 HF-20190515HF-20191115
2020 HF-20200515HF-20201115
2021 HF-20210515

Network protocol

Network MessagesHandshake

Addresses

Address TypesBase58Check Encoding (legacy)Cashaddr Encoding

Simple Payment Verification (SPV)

SPVBloom Filters

Simple Ledger Protocol

SLP OverviewGENESISMINTSENDCOMMIT

Miscellaneous

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