The fork is here and as of block #478559. Bitcoin cash has been born!
Being the newcomer to the cryptocurrency market it has had the most news coverage of any coin out other than bitcoin. For the people that are not aware Bitcoin Cash has been spawned when the Bitcoin blockchain split. This means that up to block 478559 it is an exact copy of Bitcoin’s blockchain. Bitcoin cash has made its way up the charts quickly. Very quickly to be honest. Bitcoin Cash has become the 3rd biggest coin with a market cap of $10,278,179,427 at the time of writing this.
It looks as people have started adopting the new coin rather quickly but only time will tell if the coin will hold up. As of right now enjoy the rapid growth of the coin. If you received the coins for free when the split happened enjoy the free money.