Hi, I am simply a Bitcoin guy who is trying to get to the bottom of differences between BTC and BCH (and it takes a lot of digging and questions to get there, even with the internet and nimble fingers). Currently listening to “The Blocksize War” actually 🤓.
With the BCH block size limit at 32MB and BTC’s at 1MB, I expected there to be large (and exponentially growing) differences in the blockchain sizes between the two. It seems that’s not the case?? Can someone help me understand, please:
1. What is the current size of BCH blockchain
2. If it is indeed the ~200GB stated by bitinfocharts.com, how could that be true that it is half the size of the BTC blockchain when the blocks are 32x the size?
3. What are the technical reasons for any answers to 2. above?