Characteristics of Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency that emerged on August 1, 2017 from a hard bitcoin fork. This partition was the result of the internal dispute to solve one of the main problems of the original cryptocurrency: the size of its blocks. Due to its limited capacity (only 1MB), the possibility was raised of improving its SegWit (Segregation Witness) technology to SegWit2, allowing the creation of blocks with twice the size.
There was another alternative that was responsible for the hard bifurcation, originating Bitcoin Cash and whose blocks have a size of 8MB. This causes the Bitcoin to have a transaction and verification speed in the blockchain much lower than Bitcoin Cash. However, despite some minor changes, both cryptocurrencies have very similar characteristics, such as the mining algorithm (SHA256).