The bitcoin blockchain officially forked on August 1, 2017. If you owned Legacy Bitcoin at that time, you picked up some Bitcoin Cash tokens as well! Here's a quick and easy tutorial on how to get access to your Bitcoin Cash.
Use this walkthrough to access your Bitcoin Cash that is associated with an Electrum wallet on Windows, Mac, or Linux. From here, you can send it to an exchange for trading, or transfer it to another address, at your convenience.
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Yes, I share your frustration, many of these wallets were not ready for the fork, which they knew was coming and as a result many people have lost money! I had some BTC in an Electrum wallet and they decided not to support BCH at all... have to download some third party binary and hope it isn't laden with Trojans or gonna steal my currency. All in all the implementation of this new currency has been piss poor across the board!
mylosol but in the meantime all my bitcoin is locked up so i can't make any trades while bth are making huge margins this is very frustrating because i could have bought bth at 200.00 and sold at 800.00 to 900.00 jaxx needs to light a fire under there ass and make it happen not happy with JAXX
Jaxx has issued a public statement on this "The process of downloading and indexing the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain is lengthy. We are currently downloading the blockchain and expect indexing to start shortly. The indexing of a blockchain as big as Bitcoin’s has an unknown duration and could take anywhere from a few days to 1 to 2 weeks. You will be then able to claim them once Jaxx fully integrates Bitcoin Cash (BCH) into the wallet."
Electrum lets you store bitcoin, but bitcoins are not dollars. You would need to find a person or company who would buy or sell bitcoin with you. One option is a company called Coinbase, but there are many others. Good luck!
i never split my bitcoin cash from bitcoin when it was created. i have bitcoin in my electrum wallet. did i loose my bitcoin cash after the may 15th fork? can i still get bitcoin cash out of electrum? thank you very much
Your BCH is still in the addresses that the BTC was in during the August 1, 2017 fork date. You can follow the steps in this video to access it. The May 15 upgrade fork didn't have any impact on that, so it sounds like you've got yourself some Bitcoin Cash! :)
During setup, choose "Use public or private keys" and enter the private key from behind the tamper evident hologram. Here's a pic of the menu item you want. https://graspingtech.com/claim-bitcoin-cash-bitcoin-core-wallet/electron-cash-use-public-private-keys.png. Good luck!
I downloaded Electron Cash 3.1.2 as per your instructions. then transferred a small amount of bitcoin from my Electrum wallet to my electron cash wallet. how long should it take to show up. its been two days now and has not appeared in the electron cash wallet. I'm a real novice at this so any help appreciated.
Bitcoin is not Bitcoin Cash. They are separate blockchains, so you can't send from one to the other. Instead, you'd need to use a exchange like https://www.gdax.com. To recover your bitcoin again, I think you can choose "Restore a Wallet" in Electrum, and enter the seed words that your Electron Cash wallet uses. That could reveal the address where you sent your bitcoins. Good luck!
Stupid question, what if I have my BTC on coinbase? (I know it's dumb to keep crypto on an exchange but I have a Trezor on back-order)
If I setup an *Electrum* wallet and then use that seed on an *Electron* wallet, would I be able to still get BCH? I wouldn't have any BTC in the *Electrum* wallet.
Also, how do I claim Super Bitcoin as well? That was my original intention.
you must mention that electron cash is not official and may plan to steal bitcoins that were in the original electrum wallet. to mitigate this risk move bitcoins from original wallet and off the machine.
Sorry, this video confused me. It said it would explain it in 60 seconds and did so brilliantly.
Where was the bit where the guy mumbles to himself about the camera mounting, and then goes into a 5 minute description of the issue with the camera mounting? And then taking a mobile phone call from a bloke called Jeff, before his mum comes in asking what he wants for tea?
I've not tried this yet, so will come back and complain if it doesn't work, but in terms of concise informative video production this is the best I've seen. Great work!
Please help, I mistakenly transferred my bitcoin cash to electrum but to gain access to them I ended up making a watch only electron cash account and when i try to import private keys it gives me the P2SH error and when I try to put in the seeds it gives the P2SH error!
Thanks for the video! For anyone that used two-factor authentication, I had to download the earliest version of Electron Cash 2.9.2 as 2.9.3 would not run without crashing and the version 3.0 did not seem to support two-factor authentication from what I could see. https://electroncash.org/downloads/2.9.2/ Thanks
Great Video! But i'm having an issue: when i put my 12-word electrum seed into the "enter seed" page, i'm unable to click "next". it's still greyed out.
I then tried clicking "options" and using "BIPS39" setting, which did allow me to click "next". but that opened a wallet with 0 balance. Any idea what i need to do to import the bcc from electrum? Much appreciated
Thanks! I was able to create an electron wallet from seed in v2.9.3! unfortunately, instead of a balance and transaction history showing in "history" tab, it says at bottom, "Server is lagging (31924 blocks)". the block count is coming down slowly so i'll let it run for a couple days. Let me know if you think i need to do anything else. thanks again!
Paper wallets have a private key on them. On step 3, choose "Use Public or Private Keys." Then enter the private key from the paper wallet. Alternatively, paste your private key as a comment here, and I'll steal your bitcoin.
Here my question? I sign up for coinbase, i buy 200$ of coins, i transfer that to electrum. I wait a few days i get lucky i make a mini profit. My coins in Electrum are now worth double( just a senario), how do i A: withdraw that profit or B: send that profit back to coinbase to buy more coins?
Chronos Crypto oh hahahhah yeh thanks. But just wanted to know if I can send the coins back to coin based to sell them was really my question. Cause when I click send in electrum what do I type in address bar to let electrum know I want to send it to coinbase?
You're a little confused. If you doubled your money, the $200 of coins would then be worth $400, but it would be the same amount of bitcoin, just worth more dollars. To withdraw that profit, you could send them back to Coinbase and trade them back for $400. You wouldn't be able to "buy more coins" because the coins would be worth twice as much, so they would be twice as expensive.
You can think of it this way: "I bought a marble for $200. Now it's worth $400. I could sell it for that, or keep it, but that doesn't get me more marbles." Hope this helps!
Mate, we are able to make something along these lines for Electrum to sweep your BTG from BTC please? Something that shows a step by step for the paranoid people would also be useful. There is also a recommendation to Move your BTC to a new Electrum wallet before you import your private keys anywhere!! To prevent replay attacks.
Thanks for the help. I'm working on a Mac and have Electrum 2.9.0 wallet with 2 factor authentification right now. In th elink you sent, the 2.9.3 electron cash download file was for PC... Can anyone help me out?
hi Man. you can find Link here, https://github.com/fyookball/electrum/issues/41#issuecomment-325228017 ---but it's up to you to trust it or not. remember - it's open-source software. I used it, however immediately transferred all funds to new wallet on 2.9.4
One thing you can do is check your old Electrum wallet, and a bitcoin block explorer, to see what addresses your bitcoin were in at the time of the fork (1 AUG 2017). Then, make sure your new BCH wallet contains those addresses. Good luck!
Hello..Great Video ..but why the rush???..I have question.I have 2.25 bitcoin With 3 Electrum wallets .I understand that by default i have 2.25 Bitcoin Cash.
I have download Electron Cash Wallet..But how do i know get those BCH on those wallets ( mind you i dont have seeds,although of course i have address and private keys.
I was checking YouTube videos for help and nothing really helps..Also i use MAC >
Can one of the guys do kind of step by step guide how to get Bitcoin Cash if you already have Bitcoin.(preferably video
That would be much appreciated.
All the best Blagoje
Tried all my seeds from different wallets (MultibitHD, Electrum) and all showed a balance of 0 BCC. I bought my BTC way before August 1st and transferred them after that date from MultibitHD to Electrum. Where are my BCC? Can someone explain that to me? Thanks!
On August 1, 2017, your BCC was created at the addresses where the BTC was at that moment. So it sounds like your BCC would be in the Multibit addresses. You might want to reach out to Multibit support on this one, or ask for help at https://reddit.com/r/btc. Good luck!
Thanks, trying to withdraw my Electron-cash into Bittrex and the following message is coming up." error: the transaction was rejected by network rules: (16 mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed (Script evaluated without error but finished with a false/empty top stack element))
Hello thanks for the video but if we will put our Electrum's keys into the Electron cash software, is it safe? as developers/program will be able to download the Electrum and can put our keys anytime and can steal our BTC any time? please suggest? has anybody transfrred it surcessfully?
Thanks for your reply Chronos. If i transfer all my BTC first from Electrum and then try to get BCH will that work? WIll I still get the same amount of BCH? as some people are suggesting you should not transfer yourBTC unless you get BCH so I am little confused? what do you suggest? please reply.
Hi Bob, I can't guarantee that Electron Cash safe. It looks like a lot of people have used it without issue so far, but that doesn't tell us anything for sure. If in doubt, it's always better to be cautious when it comes to crypto.
is it possible to send BTC to another wallet say exodus, from the electrum wallet, then follow the rest of the instructions? so rather than creating a new electrum wallet just use an existing exodus wallet and sending the seed (from electrum original) to electron.
Tks for the video. I believe that it does affect your bitcoin. Yoou have to first send whatever btc you have in your electrum wallet to a new wallet (with a different seed), leaving the original btc wallet EMPTY. Then and only then can you do what you explain. Otherwise you would be exposing the seed of a btc wallet to Electron Cash which is totally unsafe if that btc wallet still contains btc.
It may be that your computer is connecting to the wrong network. Could this link help?https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/6qyn18/electroncash_notice_how_to_select_bitcoincash/?st=j5v2ptdy&sh=74815e85
It sounds like Bitcoin ABC should be pretty straightforward as a replacement for Bitcoin Core, but I haven't tried that personally. You could export your private keys from Bitcoin Core to put them in Electrum Cash, but that may be tedious. I might recommend to ask on Reddit at https://reddit.com/r/btc if see if they have any other suggestions. Good luck!
It worked! Thanks. I used my mycelium seed, is this wallet still safe now? For other MYcelium ppl - I had to check a box that had BIP xx (cantremember the number!?) For it to work, and When trying to send I had to go to preferences and uncheck 'dynamic fee' option.
Do you have a Dash donation add?
The Electron Cash software now has your Mycelium seed, so the coin is at a little more risk. Just to be safe, you may wish to move your "old bitcoin" to a new Mycelium wallet seed. Oh, and I don't have a Dash donation address. If you love me, just tell your friends. :-)
You should have mentioned that people should first move their BTC to a newly created wallet on a separate machine. Electroncash grabs all the information from the electrum wallets stored on your PC and thus compromising your security.
See also below clarification from Electrum.
This wallet is NOT made by the Electum team.
This is made by someone else who has infringed the copyright of Electum's logo.
Use this wallet at your own risk and just be aware it has nothing to do with Electum.
Google for more info.
My new electron cash wallet shows the the transaction i done post fork (when I moved my BTC to a new wallet as advised) should that happen? So it shows my balance as: xxxx mBCC [-xxxx. unconfirmed], so do i have BCC or not?
Yup. Turns out it worked though, and kept my BCC separate from my BTC, even though for a while I was afraid it wasn't going to (although I don't have that much). It automatically used the same logon as my Electrum wallet. For a while, both wallets showed my pending BTC withdrawal, but now only my BTC wallet does and I still have my BCC.
If I have multiple wallets is possible for me to make a new electrum wallet then send all my btc to this newly generated wallet, and use that seed for the bitcoin cash wallet? Thank you in advance for the response
no i already got my bcc
but it was weird when that happened
what i did was eliminate Electrum wallet (i had no money on there, so i had no problems)
Then i made a new wallet for Electroncash and then everything was normal
Really weird because both are different xD
Great video...reminds me of client I had on the stand recently. Fast. Sharp. Witty. Not Guilty. Anyway, thanks and comments helpful too. Btw, any thoughts on any (or all) of these: XLM, PAY, ARK, SALT or PPT?
July 31st, 2017.
Electrum is a Bitcoin wallet created by Thomas Voegtlin in 2011.
Electrum is distributed by Electrum Technologies GmbH, a company
registered in Germany, using the website https://electrum.org
Electrum users who are not interested in Bitcoin Cash do not need to
worry nor to take any particular action. The following note is only
for users who want to access their Bitcoin Cash (BCC).
"Electron Cash" is a fork of Electrum for Bitcoin Cash. Electron Cash
is not endorsed by Electrum. It is open source, and binaries
(executables files) are available for Windows, OSX and
Android. However, when you run binaries instead of source code, you
have no guarantee that they match the source code. This is why wallet
binaries are usually signed by developers. A digital signature engages
the responsability of the person who signs.
The person who distributes the Electron Cash binaries has decided to
remain anonymous, and uses the fake name "Jonald Fyookball" in order
to sign Electron Cash binaries. Thus, if these binaries contain code
that is designed to steal your bitcoins, the author of the theft will
be anonymous and walk away safely with your funds.
This danger is exacerbated by the fact that the default behaviour of
Electron Cash is to silently copy all your Electrum wallets into its
own directory. Thus, if you run Electron Cash on a machine where you
previously used Electrum, all your pre-existing wallets will be
available in Electron Cash, and you will only need to enter your
password in order to expose your bitcoins to potential theft.
Therefore, users who want to run the Electron Cash binaries should do
it on a separate machine, that does not have their Bitcoin wallet. We
recommend to proceed as follows:
1. Install Electron Cash on a machine that does not have your
2. Wait until the BCC hard fork has taken place, and a few BCC blocks
have been mined.
3. Move all your Electrum funds to a new Electrum wallet. This will
move only your BTC, and not your BCC, because the BCC blockchain has
replay protection. Wait until the transaction is confirmed.
4. Enter the seed of your (now empty) old wallet or private keys in
Electron Cash. Since the BTC have been moved to a new wallet,
entering your old seed in Electron Cash will not put your BTC funds
Following these 4 easy steps you will be able to access your BCC
without compromising your BTC.
I have a question... I want to move all my BTC from the electrum first, then enter the electrum seed in the electroncash wallet to recover BCH. Is that possible? Or do I need to leave my BTC in the electrum wallet while I try to recover BCH? Thanks
Hi there can i do this with one pc ?? . i mean get all my btc on a electrum wallet , then get all btc out to a paper wallet. delete electrum and install electrum cash, then get my bcc from the old seed ? thanks
I didn't knew before about this electrum, I put most of my bitcoins in exodus. how do i get it? now I'm regretting of not having put my bitcoins in my Bitconnect Wallet. Now they have the BCH wallet and automatically split my bitcoin. And can use my BCH for reinvesting
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