Originally published on Yours.org on August 31, 2018.

If you’re not feeling stressed enough, here comes that Stress Test!

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.

Cuz when it rains, it pours.Some fun places to watch the action:

  • txhighway.com (with special stress test cars)
  • txstreet.com (there’s already been some intermittent rainbow party action with music, if you’ve been lurking about prior to the official Stress Test start time —> edit: I just discovered that if you make a donation over $1 the street becomes a party! Click the heart in the top right corner to scan a QR code/donate.)