What is the BCH Stress test ?
The Bitcoin Cash Stress Test is a professionally driven stress test of the Bitcoin Cash network and its services. Using an improved version of the tools developed for the September 1st Community Stress Test, we aim to create an unprecedented quantity of standard fee transactions over 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 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, and gives them a chance to stress test their own services. Everyone is welcome to participate in the stress test, and we are in contact with prominent members of the mining and commerce community to ensure we have the funding and the tools needed to send a massive signal to the market that on-chain scaling works. The planned date is November 17th at 12:00 UTC, 2 days after the scheduled November upgrade.
Stresstest Funding & Sponsorship
Development FundsTHE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRANSACTION BLASTER IS NOW FULLY FUNDED. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS.
Taste Test FundsTHE TASTE TEST IS NOW FULLY FUNDED. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS.
Warm Up Test Funds (November 10 Test)
On the 10th of November, a test will take place to demonstrate the capability of the tx blaster.
We are aiming to generate 1 Million transactions during this test.
For this effort we are seeking a minimum of 5 but up to 10 BCH from the Bitcoin Cash mining and business community.
All funds will be received into a multisig address which is managed by the team. Any funds in excess of 10BCH will be held over for the main stress test.
Main Event Test Funds (November 17 Test)
To ensure that our service delivers value to all test sponsors, we have a range of tiered sponsorship levels available. Each tier represents a slice of the per-second transaction volume that we will broadcast onto the network for the full 24 hours of the test. Once we reach our targeted funding level of 300tx/second, we will use any additional funds to extend the duration of the test.
The StressTest is now FULLY FUNDEDA big thank you to all of our sponsors
The Gold Sponsorship level provides enough funds to generate 100 transactions per second for 24 hours. Gold Sponsors have the right to a large banner (728x90) at the top of our website as well as daily promotion through social media including Reddit and Twitter. Gold Sponsors also have the right to insert a message of up to 220 characters into each transaction (extra cost applies)
The Silver Sponsorship level provides enough funds to generate 30 transactions per second for 24 hours. Silver Sponsors have the right to a small banner (240x90) at the side of our website as well as promotion through social media including Reddit and Twitter. Silver Sponsors also have the right to insert a message of up to 220 characters into each transaction (extra cost applies)
The Bronze Sponsorship level provides enough funds to generate 10 transactions per second for 24 hours. Bronze Sponsors have the right to have their logo on our website under the 'Bronze Sponsor List' as well as promotion through social media including Reddit and Twitter. Bronze Sponsors also have the right to insert a message of up to 220 characters into each transaction (extra cost applies)
How to Purchase Sponsorship Rights
To ensure we manage the promotion of our main test sponsors correctly, we request that sponsors who want recognition reach out to us directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact form below. If you would prefer to sponsor the test anonymously, please send all funds to the addresses for the Warm Up test after the 10th of November. Anonymous sponsorship will attract a 15% service fee on all transactions generated.Funds will be used on a best effort basis at the discretion of the team. In the event of a failure, the blaster will be modified and the test re-started until all funds are expended. By providing funds for the test you consent for the stress test team to fully consume these funds during the test.
Who We Are
The following are the companies and individuals who are working to bring this test to life either through the provision of funding or time and effort.