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Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency. It is the first practical solution to a theoretical networking problem called the "Byzantine Generals Problem". It was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto and the network launched on 3 January 2009

Bitcoin Cash is a payment network, called the Bitcoin Cash Payment Network. Bitcoin Cash is also a currency, called Bitcoin Cash or bcash or BCH or Magic internet money. This currency has a fixed supply of 21 million units. Every unit is divisible up to a 100 million decimals. The smallest unit (0.00000001 BCH) is called a "satoshi" or "sat" for short. The currency is deflationary by design, every 4 years the new batch of BCH that will enter the supply during those 4 years, halves in two.

Bitcoin Cash is a self correcting system that targets 10 minutes per block. When miners mine too fast, difficulty is automatically increased. When miners mine too slow, difficulty is automatically decreased.

The Bitcoin Cash Payment Network is able to process payments within a couple of seconds, and settle these payments on average in 10 minutes. The cost per transaction per participant is magnitudes smaller than competing payment networks like Visa and Mastercard and cryptocurrencies that have trouble scaling properly.