Everything you need to know about Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in Exodus.
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What was the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork on November 15, 2020?
The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network underwent a network upgrade on November 15, 2020, which resulted in a hard fork.
Some participants proposed increasing the block size limit to improve transaction speed, while others opposed this change due to concerns about increased storage costs for network nodes. The participants couldn't reach an agreement, resulting in a hard fork.
The hard fork created two chains:
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHA), now rebranded eCash (XEC).
This is similar to BCH’s split initially from BTC and then again with the split of BCH and BSV.
Can I safely use BCH in Exodus?
Yes, Exodus supports Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
It's important to note that while you can still send and receive BCH inside your Exodus wallet, sending out your BCH will also send out (unsplit) forked BCHA. This is because there is no replay protection.
You will need to find a wallet that supports both BCH and BCHA to split your funds for you.
Does Exodus support BCHA or XEC?
No, Exodus doesn't offer support for BCHA or XEC.
If you'd like to see the criteria we look for when adding support for new assets, check out this article.
How can I access my forked coins?
Your Exodus wallet is non-custodial, so whether or not Exodus supports forked coins, you can still access them.
You will need your BCH private key to access your forked XEC, which you can find following this guide. Once you have your BCH private key, it's possible to import it into a wallet that supports Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHA) or XEC.
You can find a list of wallets that are officially promoted by eCash, here: https://e.cash/wallets
What is the Bitcoin Cash CashAddr (q address) format?
The "CashAddr" format was developed by the Bitcoin Cash team to encode addresses in a format to reduce user error when sending and receiving Bitcoin Cash. This new format helps distinguish between Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin (BTC) addresses. It starts with a q.
How do I convert my Bitcoin Cash Address (q address) to Legacy Address?
Exodus supports the Bitcoin Cash q address format. If another service does not accept your Exodus Bitcoin Cash q address, you can convert it to a Legacy address. Your BCH will arrive at your Cash address even if sent to the converted Legacy format. All you need to do is:
Open your Bitcoin cash wallet inside your Exodus wallet on your desktop or mobile device.
Click/tap to receive and copy your Bitcoin Cash receive address.
Next, visit BTC.com address converter, paste in your Bitcoin Cash q Address in the search bar, and click the Address Converter button. The explorer will show you both the Legacy and CashAddr formats.
You will see your address converted to Legacy, CashAddr (q address), and BitPay and Copay. Just copy and use the Legacy version of your address.
We highly recommend double-checking the address you have just converted on another block explorer to be 100% sure that the explorer you used has not been compromised. Just enter the converted address on a Bitcoin Cash block explorer.
What should I do if I have unclaimed BCH?
If you have unclaimed Bitcoin Cash (BCH) from the Bitcoin hard fork, you can contact Exodus Support for details on how to claim.
To contact Exodus Support, please email [email protected].
Exodus supports Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which means you can send BCH to Exodus once claimed.
Claiming forked assets is only possible if you were eligible to claim at the time of the hard fork. BCH was distributed to any address holding Bitcoin (BTC) on July 31st, 2017.