Coinbase recently announced that the exchange is prepared to support the Bitcoin Cash hard-fork roadmap published by bitcoincash.org. This announcement further defines the battle lines of an ongoing civil war that is threatening to divide the bitcoin cash community and the protocol.
Twice a year, the Bitcoin Cash network hard forks as part of scheduled network upgrades. This year, however, is proving to be one of the most contentious hard forks in Bitcoin Cash’s short lifespan. On August 8th, Bitcoin ABC, the leading implementation of the Bitcoin Cash network, published its proposal to change to the network’s consensus protocols. Bitcoin ABC offered more details on its proposal with the release of Bitcoin ABC 0.18.0 proposing new features such as smart contract abilities, oracle services, and scaling improvements to the Bitcoin Cash network.