November 15th
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Instructions for Safe Storage,
Transfer, and Coin Splitting

On November 15th, the Bitcoin Cash network underwet a scheduled protocol upgrade . However, an alternate forked coin was also created (Bitcoin SV).

You should be aware there is no replay protection between the two networks. This means that if you send a transaction on either the BCH or BSV network, your coins may (or may not) also move on the other network.

The Electron Cash software is (for now) compatible with both the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network as well as the new BSV network. To switch from one network to another, you can simply select a different server from the network tab. You will see two branches: 6eaccab3a4 for the BCH network and 129f1afb3b for the BSV network.

The easiest way to safely split your coins is with the following method published by Calin Culianu: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


We have also provided an advanced coin splitting tool using CheckDataSig: https://github.com/markblundeberg/coinsplitter_checkdatasig/releases/tag/3.3.1CS. You can find signatures and checksum hashes for the release here. And you can find documentation here.


Most users should avoid the advanced tool and instead use the simple method.

Finally: If you are running an ElectrumX server for BCH, you will need to run the new version that supports any transaction order. (Most users do not run servers.)