Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a cryptocurrency that emerged as a fork of the original Bitcoin blockchain on August 1st, 2017. All bitcoin (BTC) holders were offered to receive the equivalent amount of BCH.
The fork was created following a debate on how to enable faster transactions. BCH increases the maximum block size to 8 MB, allowing for the faster processing of transactions and lower fees compared to BTC.
On the other hand, BTC enjoys greater decentralisation due to the higher number of miners and nodes in the Bitcoin network.