CashToken

CashTokens introduce additional opcodes to enhance Bitcoin Cash’s functionality, enabling the creation of fungible and non-fungible tokens for new financial use cases.


What Are CashTokens? 

CashTokens are a new set of opcodes that extend the capabilities of Bitcoin Cash to support new financial primitives in the form of fungible and non-fungible tokens.

Recently, Bitcoin Cash underwent a major upgrade that introduced a new set of opcodes called CashTokens. This upgrade has extended the capabilities of Bitcoin Cash to support new financial primitives in the form of fungible and non-fungible tokens.

In simpler terms, CashTokens are digital assets that can be traded on Bitcoin Cash. They were first proposed back in February 2022 via a Cash Improvement Proposal (CHIP). Besides the addition of the new token layer, several minor upgrades were also included in the mainnet upgrade.

CashTokens can be used for a variety of purposes, including fundraising, rewards programs and loyalty schemes. They can also be used to represent assets such as stocks, bonds, and real estate on the Bitcoin Cash network.

Benefits of CashTokens

CashTokens can be used to represent assets such as stocks, bonds and commodities. They can also be used to create digital collectibles, such as rare artwork or sports memorabilia.

Moreover, these tokens are built on the Bitcoin Cash network, which is known for its fast transaction times and low fees. CashTokens are expected to have the potential to make fundraising and rewards programs more efficient.

How CashTokens Work

CashTokens work by using a smart contract system that is built on top of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. This smart contract system allows developers to create and issue tokens that can be traded on exchanges or used for other purposes.
CashTokens are similar to other token standards such as ERC-20 and ERC-721. However, they have some key differences. For example, CashTokens are much cheaper to create than ERC-20 or ERC-721 tokens. This is because they do not require the use of gas fees, which can be expensive on other blockchains.

Compatibility of CashTokens With Bitcoin Cash Wallets

CashTokens are a new feature on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain that allows developers to create and issue tokens. However, not all Bitcoin Cash wallets are compatible with CashToken-based transactions. This feature is opt-in, meaning wallets can accept BCH without supporting CashTokens. Therefore, it is important to check if your Bitcoin Cash wallet supports CashTokens before attempting to use them. 

The first wave of projects set to leverage these new capabilities on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain is already in development. However, as of yet, there is no universal project explorer or repository to keep track of them all.

How Can I Check If My Bitcoin Cash Wallet Supports CashTokens?

You can check the wallet’s website or get in touch with customer service to see if your Bitcoin Cash wallet supports CashTokens. As CashToken-based transactions have a special address format, it is crucial to highlight that not all Bitcoin Cash wallets are compatible with them.

Wallets can accept BCH without supporting CashTokens because the feature is opt-in. Therefore, before attempting to use them, it is advised to see if your wallet does so.