Bitcoin Cash development is still going strong four months after its last upgrade. That means new features are in the pipeline and future upgrades are on the way. Details of the coin’s next hard fork, which will take place in May, have already been officially announced.
However, new details about the coin’s November hard fork have also emerged. Mark Lundeberg, a prominent Bitcoin Cash developer, has explained his plans for the coin’s winter upgrade. According to Lundeberg, scalability and security features are scheduled for November:
My plans for November 2019 Bitcoin Cash upgrade: get BIP62 rule 3 activated in consensus (it’s the very last third-party malleability mechanism affecting ordinary P2PKH transactions) and allow OP_CHECKMULTISIG to use Schnorr signatures.
— Mark Lundeberg (@MarkLundeberg) March 13, 2019
What Does This Mean?
BIP 62 provides protection against malleability, which occurs when transactions are modified “in flight.” This is not an attack in and of itself, but it is a type of double spend,…