We all know there have plenty of forks out their for the king of crypto BTC but these ten are the absolute weirdest ones we’ve heard this year…
1. Bitcoin Pizza (BPA)
Bitcoin Pizza (BPA) incorporates DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) tech used by IOTA with a short 120 second block time for faster confirms. It went live on January 1st, with block 501,888 – granting every btc holder the same amount of BPA.
2. Bitcoin Ore (BCO)
Bitcoin Ore (BCO) is trying to be a less wasteful and more environmentally friendly version of Bitcoin. Based on Proof of Capacity, it enables to be mined more efficiently, thereby saving the environment. It started to be operational on January 28, 2018, granting each bitcoin holder the equal amount of BCO.
3. Bitcoin Faith (BTF)
Bitcoin Faith (BTF) brings a builtin intelligent contract, larger block size and 0-knowledge proof for privacy. Forked from block height of 500,000, on December 19, 2017, it granted every btc owner an equal amount of BTF.
4. Bitcoin File (BIFI)
Looking to create a worldwide decentralized file system, Bitcoin File (BIFI) combines IPFS file systems and the BTC settlement network. Self-monitored and decentralized, it offers 21 billion tokens, among which seventeen billion were airdropped to the bitcoin holders with the ratio of 1000 BIFI for every btc held.
5. Bitcoin Candy (CDY)
Bitcoin Candy (CDY) combines a Proof of Work algo with a 2-minute block time for increased transaction speeds. Claiming to be safer with total supply adjusted to 21 billion, it was distributed with block 512666.
The distribution took place on January 12, 2018, on the Bitcoin Cash chain with a ratio of 1000 CDY for every One BCH. Further, the coin conducted an additional hard fork on May 15, 2018.
6. Oil Bitcoin (OBTC)
Oil Bitcoin (OBTC) looks to issue rewards by using Proof of Stake consensus mechanism to enhance trading speed as well as equity distribution. With Autonomous Community, Safeguard Privacy and Replay Protection it was issued on December 12, 2017, granting each btc holder an equal amount of OBTC.
7. Super Bitcoin (SBTC)
From the proposals recommended by the community, Super Bitcoin (SBTC) wants to provide 0-knowledge proofs to safeguard privacy and to expand the block size to 8MB. Also to support Turing-complete smart contracts it enables more functionality, increasing BTC scalability. It was forked on December 12, 2017, with the block 498,888, granting every Bitcoin holder the equal amount of SBTC.
8. Bitcoin Hot (BTH)
Created at block height of 498,848 with a new Proof of Work algo – BTHash, Bitcoin Hot (BTH) looks to reduce the cost of transfers while increasing the speed. It holds larger supply than bitcoin too, making it a lot more affordable for everyone. Every btc owner may claim their BTH with a ratio of 100 BTH for every btc they hold. The block size is 16MB, and the project was established in December of 2017.
9. Big Bitcoin (BBC)
Big Bitcoin or BBC claims to operate “with considerably powerful technology” while being one of the “most in-depth hard forks of the Bitcoin blockchain ever seen.” BBC has a shorter block time (2.5 minutes), bigger block size (16 MB) and adapts a difficulty adjustment algo while supporting SegWit and Lightning Network. BBC was forked at block height 508,888, and the supply is fixed at 210 million.
10. Bitcoin Clean (BCL)
Bitcoin Clean (BCL) is another attempt to make Bitcoin clean: It employs ‘Proof of Greenness Protocol’ to ensure miners use only renewable energy.
Forked at block height 518,800 on April 18, 2018, it granted every btc holder the same amount of BCL. The team behind it claims to work nonstop to make this fork a genuinely viable alternative to Bitcoin and thus minimize the pollution being generated due to mining.