Industry players are already talking about the inevitability of a hard fork by August 1 2017. This development is expected to give rise to Bitcoin Cash, and it looks all too certain to become a reality. The options provided by Segwit2x notwithstanding, the unfolding scenarios make for an interesting review.
The reality of a hard fork points to a fact that needs to be grasped. Any hard fork simply means that systems and processes that are yet to be integrated with segwit protocols will be shut out of the existing bitcoin interface.
In view of the above scenario, Bitcoin Cash is expected to result so that there will be a separation of bitcoin operations into the new segwit compliance and those that are yet to comply. The old BTC will be in the market as it has been, but it will have alongside, the Bitcoin Cash, BCC.
Users of the bitcoin came up with their expectations of a hard fork precipitated by a need to keep transactions on the same wavelength or same operational module. On the other hand, major players and exchanges in the system envisaged a soft fork or a mechanism where non-compliant operational modules will interface with the compliant ones.
Clarification: A hard fork that modifies Bitcoin’s difficulty rules, such as BCC, is not supported by Electrum. Tx will show as unverified.
— Electrum (@ElectrumWallet) July 25, 2017
Traders and Exchanges Initiatives
Traders and exchanges are looking at a futures market for Bitcoin Cash and this is as a result of the BCC token materializing. The initiatives that traders and exchanges are taking will ultimately become the new frontier for the cryptocurrency.
The evolving trend will lead to pairing of BCC and USD, just as there is already ETH and USD or BTC and USD. This will give traders more volume of transactions and a better spread to deal on and offer to customers cum investors.
— Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) July 27, 2017
While some exchanges have not voiced a support yet for BCC tokens, it ingeniously points to the market becoming a dual play, with both sides thriving.
— Huobi (@huobicom) July 18, 2017
In other words, you do not have to be alarmed if you have enormous BTC as you will get same BCC equivalents, if you so desire to trade or have it exchanged