In the course of a planned hard fork update, the bitcoin cash (BCH) network experienced difficulties processing transactions, cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX tweeted on May 15.
Following the expected fork at block 582,680, the network purportedly began to experience issues with transactions.
BitMEX said that the number of transactions per block was low — 0 in the last 9 blocks starting at block 582,687.
Bitcoin cash transaction per block. Source: BitMEX
According to data from CoinDance, the greatest number of blocks mined after the upgrade were only processing transactions on Coinbase. In the meantime, BitMEX revealed that their mempool had 1,622 transactions.
In April, Cointelegraph reported that bitcoin SV — the result of the hard fork of bitcoin cash last November — was struggling with its large block size following a series of block re-organizations. In the comments to its finding, BitMEX explain then that it detected two valid competing chains, with a split occurred at block 578,639.
At the time, BitMEX’s node reportedly followed the chain on the left until block 578,642, which further leapt to the right.