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Bitcoin Cash Node

The goal of Bitcoin Cash Node is to create sound money that is usable by everyone in the world. We believe this is a civilization-changing technology which will dramatically increase human flourishing, freedom, and prosperity. The project aims to achieve this goal by implementing a series of optimizations and protocol upgrades that will enable peer-to-peer digital cash to scale many orders of magnitude beyond current limits.

What is Bitcoin Cash?

Bitcoin Cash is a digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. It uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin Cash is a descendant of Bitcoin. It became a separate currency from the version supported by Bitcoin Core when the two split on August 1, 2017. Bitcoin Cash and the Bitcoin Core version of Bitcoin share the same transaction history up until the split.

What is Bitcoin Cash Node?

Bitcoin Cash Node is the name of open-source software which enables the use of Bitcoin Cash. It is a descendant of the Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin ABC software projects.


Bitcoin Cash Node is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit, cryptographic software written by Eric Young, and UPnP software written by Thomas Bernard.

Development Process

Bitcoin Cash Node development takes place at

There is also a source-only mirror of Bitcoin Cash Node on Github at

If you would like to contribute, please read our contribution guide and feel free to contact us directly at or

Disclosure Policy

We have a Disclosure Policy for responsible disclosure of security issues.

Further info

See doc/ for further info on installation, building, development and more.