ShapeShift Statement of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hard Fork, November 2018 [Update 11/17]
Update 11/17/2018: It appears two assets emerged from the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hard Fork. We are exploring the viability and appropriate handling of both digital assets before moving forward. As such, BCH trades remain inactive at this time. We will continue to post any and all updates here.
ShapeShift is preparing for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hard Fork, which is set to occur approximately at timestamp 1542300000 (2018-11-15 16:40:00 GMT), on November 15, 2018.
In preparation for this fork, ShapeShift will be deactivating trading BCH four hours before these consensus rules take effect (at 12:40:00 GMT on November 15, 2018), and will assess network stability before reinstating trading. We will provide users with status updates on this reinstatement 48 hours after the event has occurred.
Update for KeepKey Users:
For our KeepKey customers, please note during the upcoming upgrade of the Bitcoin Cash network, BCH users should use caution when sending BCH to other addresses as you may lose funds if your transaction is relayed on both chains. We highly recommend you do not move BCH during this time. In the case this occurs, we will not be able to help you recover these assets. The best thing to do would be to hodl.
Note: all other assets are fine to move during this period.
You can read the full post for KeepKey customers here.
Please stay tuned here for updates on additional resources and information as we are able to provide them.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 7 and was updated on November 17, 2018 for accuracy and transparency.