Cardano founder proposes Bitcoin Cash integration in X poll

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Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson recently posted a “hypothetical poll” on the X social media platform asking the crypto community if they’d be interested in seeing a Cardano and Bitcoin Cash integration. 

The poll received more than 12,000 votes in its first 24 hours with a 66.3% early majority voting “yes” to the proposal.

Source: @IOHK_Charles on X. 

“Would you like to see Bitcoin Cash become a Cardano Partnerchain upgraded with Useful Proof of Work Leios, NiPoPoWs, and Ergo tech, thus being the fastest and most useful proof of work chain ever built?”

As mentioned above, Hoskinson labelled his poll as being hypothetical. However, as Elon Musk has shown since his purchase of the X platform, formerly Twitter, it’s possible to use the platform as a steering point for decision making.

Ben Scherrey, founder and CTO of blockchain firm Biggest Lab, posted commentary in favor of the move, stating that he’d “always thought there was some natural synergy between the two chains given the shared UTXO model that allows for high scalability and decentralization.”

While the community appears to support the idea of a Bitcoin Cash and Cardano integration, how such a partnership would form and function is a bit murky.

On the technology side, Hoskinson used the term “partnerchain.” This seems to imply Bitcoin Cash would have to be bridged or cross-chained in some form in order to operate with the proposed upgrades.

Assuming both development teams could come to an accord on the technical aspects of the partnership, there would still need to be a consensus among stakeholders and developers.

Hoskinson’s discourse on social media comes as Cardano prepares for two “major upgrades” this year. As Cointelegraph recently reported, the company is preparing for the “Chang” hardfork slated for sometime in the second quarter of 2024 as well a new proof-of-stake model called “Ouroboros Leios.”

The pending upgrades were lauded by Hoskinson in his response to an April 7 video posted by crypto influencer Ben “Bitboy” Armstrong. In the video, Armstrong referred to Cardano as “dead”

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