What is the BCH Stress test ?
The Bitcoin Cash Stress Test is a community driven stress test of the Bitcoin Cash network and its services. We aim to create millions of minimum fee transactions within a 24-hour period. Such volume of minimum fee transactions will prove to merchants and businesses worldwide and also to ourselves that the BCH main network is capable of scaling on chain and is capable of handling such volume of transactions today. The data collected will be of great use to developers and businesses providing services on the BCH network, it also gives them a chance to stress test their services. Everyone is welcome to participate in the stress test, with the cost spread across the community the cost per user is tiny. The planned date is Sept 1st 12:00 UTC, this is 10 weeks before the scheduled November upgrade, hopefully we can make this an annual event.
Bitcoin Cash Web Links
Below are some links where you can participate in the BCH stress test and also where you can watch the transactions on the BCH network in real time or view all transactions via a blockchain explorer.
Stress Test Schedule
The stress test is scheduled to start on Sept 1st 2018 12:00 UTC.Scripts should be available to start creating transactions for you at that time so you don't need to wait up, also the stress test will continue for minimum of 24 hours, so matter where you are in the world you can participate at any time.Do feel free to continue stress testing for as long as you want.
9 AM UTC
BreakfastGet some protein and a cup of tea or coffee
10 AM UTC
Turn on PCGet script ready, & accounts funded. Then check prices, chat on twitter or memo.
12 PM UTC
Ensure Script StartsThen head over to memo and start posting and tipping like crazy.
1 PM UTC
Play some BCH gamesHave a few bets on satoshi dice, or any of the games on bitcoin.com, remind your friends the stress test started an hour ago.
2 PM UTC
Carry on Posting & playing GamesWatch the BCH network deal with all those transactions.
8 PM UTC
Pop the Champagne !Why not you earned it. Then send everyone you know $10 of BCH, a penny at a time.
The Bitcoin BCH Stress test was conceived by 3 of the BCH jeepney Chairholders. We simply created the spark to ignite the flame, but the stress test is a community driven project so IT NEEDS YOU!
Register /Contact Us
If you would like to register as a participant, please enter your details below, such as twitter or memo profile and roughly how many transactions you are willing to create during the stress test,we may even add your profile to the sponsors section. If you have any suggestions, it may be quicker to get a community response at memo.cash/topic/stresstestbitcoin.cash but still do feel free to contact us with anything,and we will get back to you as soon as humanly possible.
Typical cost to participate in the Stress Test
Below are just a few examples of the *cost to participate in the stress test.Please Note: We are not selling you anything, These are not minimum requirements,but just examples of how little it will cost for users to help the stress test.(*at time of writing)
- 1000 Transactions
- All at minimum fee
- 0.002 BCH
- 0.2 MB
- 1000 Transactions
- In 546 Satoshi tips
- 0.00546 BCH
- 0.5 MB
- 5000 Transactions
- all at minimum fee
- 0.01 BCH
- 1 MB