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What's the difference between Bitcoin Cash and a Bitcoin clone that anyone can set up?

Nonzero miner and community support.

That's the crux of it. BCC is truly the end result of the years long civil war within Bitcoin, and so represents a significant minority of users and miners who really wanted larger blocks over Segwit and are willing to put their money where their beliefs are. This hard fork has been a very long time coming, unlike some Bitcoin clone that anyone could set up.

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