On August 1st, 2017, a new blockchain split (or “forked”) from the main Bitcoin blockchain creating a new, separate cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Cash (BCH). As we stated in our previous post, any BitQuick seller that had a Bitcoin escrow balance during the fork would receive an equivalent amount of the BCH.
It’s a new year now, and we’re proud to announce that to date we’ve credited 92% of the BCH that were created in escrow as a result of the August 1st split.
If you’re a seller that had Bitcoin in escrow on BitQuick during the fork and have not yet claimed your BCH, please email [email protected] with a BCH address and we will quickly have you taken care of. A couple of things to note:
Bitcoin Cash now has a new address format called CashAddr. We would recommend providing an updated CashAddr address in order to avoid any confusion. If funds are sent to a non-BCH address, you may not be able to recover them!
Now there are many more wallets and services that support Bitcoin Cash. A myriad of hardware wallets (such as Trezor and Ledger), web wallets (such as BitGo and Bitcoin.com) and mobile wallets (Edge, Coinomi) have integrated BCH support, making acquiring a wallet a much easier process. For a full list of wallets, please visit bitcoincash.org.