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The BTC Blog by Irina - 3M ago
Ethereum scheduled to fork within this week: visit BTC.com Constantinople/St. Petersburg monitor page to get the latest information now!

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Its upcoming upgrade, Constantinople/St. Petersburg will take place at block #7280000 block according to the official announcement.

source: https://blog.ethereum.org/2019/02/22/ethereum-constantinople-st-petersburg-upgrade-announcement/

This fork was scheduled in the first month of 2019. The Ethereum Core Developers and the Ethereum Security Community were made aware of the potential Constantinople-related issues identified by security researchers on January 15, 2019. Out of an abundance of caution, they delayed the planned Constantinople that would have occurred on the following day.

What is Constantinople and St. Petersburg?

Constantinople/St. Petersburg is simply the names given to the update of the Ethereum network. “The reason that this network upgrade has two names is that the original Constantinople network upgrade was postponed and two protocol upgrades will need to occur on the same block number to fix issues on various Ethereum test networks, such as Ropsten.” explained by the announcement.

Like the non-contentious updates that have come before (Homestead in 2016 and Byzantium in 2017), this hard fork will result in two chains with the old chain dying almost immediately. This new chain includes a handful of new Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) implementations that are all intended to improve Ethereum. Constantinople contains 4 EIPs in total.

Which EIPs are implemented?

This fork will be released in two simultaneous parts. The Constantinople part will contain all four EIPs. On the second upgrade, EIP 1283 will be removed.

source: https://fork-eth.btc.com/#introduction

All of the EIPs in above pictures are part of a broader vision of ETH 2.0, which aims to improve the functionality of Ethereum in the long term. Besides, this fork will ease the transition from the current proof-of-work (PoW) to the energy-efficient proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm.

What does this fork mean and what you need to do?

If you’re merely an owner of ETH, you DO NOT need to do anything to prepare for this update.

If you are minder, or node operator, please visit the official blog and download the latest version of your Ethereum client. If you are contract owners, you may choose to examine the analysis of the potential vulnerability and check your contracts.

Block #7280000 will occur in approximately on Feb 28th. There are 10815 blocks to go. To help the concerned people to monitor the status and obtain the latest data, BTC.com developed Ethereum Constantinople/St. Petersburg monitor page. Miners can be aware of the rewards for each block, and the investor can observe the fluctuations in price.

For more information about BTC.com Ethereum Constantinople/St. Petersburg monitor page, click here or join our Telegram group: https://t.me/btccom

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Visit BTC.com was originally published in The BTC Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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The BTC Blog by Eléonore Blanc - 5M ago
It’s that time of year again, when we layer on some cosy sweaters, light up some candles and bake some cookies. What about adding a dash of crypto during your holidays?All I want for Cryptmas is… BCH

Don’t know what to get for your loved ones this year? Be bold, and surprise your friends and family with an immutable, decentralised and censorship resistant gift. Did you guess? Yes, a bit of crypto is all they want from you for xmas (and some fresh backed cookies). In addition, when sitting by the chimney, take the time to teach them about crypto wallets and private key management, they will thank you in the long run.

Read more: How to buy BTC or BCH in the BTC.com Wallet

How to buy BTC or BCH in the BTC.com WalletSince crypto never sleeps, why should we?

When dabbling with crypto we tend to have a common bad habit, we stay connected, ALL the time.

You wake up, check the market, refresh your Twitter feed, like, read the latest crypto news, tweet, watch Ivan on Tech’s latest episode, read the top r/btc posts, upvote, listen to the latest Humans of Bitcoin podcast, retweet and repeat.

You’re hooked.

So maybe, as a NYE resolution, you could attempt to diminish your screen time, and try muting some of those telegram channels?

Relax and check the Humans of Bitcoin podcastCrypto-charity

Trust in traditional charities is decreasing. By now, you’ve heard too many stories of mismanaged funds, and you don’t trust these entities to spend your money efficiently.

With a public immutable blockchain and instant payments, BCH is a wonderful way for international charities to receive donations. They can keep track of their donations, and you can check when and how your donations are spent.

Learn more about eatBCH and how your donations can change lives in Venezuela or South Sudan today.

eatBCHGenesis Block Day — Happy 10 year anniversary Bitcoin

On the 3rd of January 2019, we will celebrate 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first bitcoin block: the Genesis Block. How will you celebrate?

Early Bitcoin promoter, Trace Mayer is inspiring the community to withdraw their Bitcoins out of exchanges and third-party wallets on Genesis Block Day.

“I want to start a new cultural tradition where we declare and re-declare our monetary sovereignty every Jan. 3 as a celebration of the Genesis Block” Trace Mayer
The BTC.com Wallet

The BTC.com Wallet offers the safest and most user-friendly digital wallet. Perfect for beginners and advanced users alike! Our wallet is secure-by design, allowing you to be in full control of your funds. Access your wallet on any devices, anytime.

Best features

  • Bitcoin (BTC) & Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support
  • 100% control of your private keys
  • Buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) directly from your wallet
  • Dynamic transaction fees — pay optimal transaction fee for the fastest transaction confirmation times at the best price.
  • Accelerated transactions — push your priority transactions directly to the BTC.com mining pool for super fast confirmation times.

Secure & private

  • 2-of-3 multi-signature wallet
  • Master seed backup — one backup keeps your bitcoin safe forever.
  • Enable 2-factor-authentication
  • Create unlimited bitcoin addresses (HD)
  • Transaction history with full transaction details

Contact our support team for any inquiries: support@btc.com

The BTC.com Wallet is available on Web, iOS and Android.Follow us

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Merry Cryptmas was originally published in The BTC Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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The BTC Blog by Eléonore Blanc - 5M ago
Which milestones did BTC.com achieve in 2018 ? Get an overview of the developments from the BTC.com Mining Pool and Wallet.CashAddr in the BTC.com Wallet

After the BCH hard fork in August 2017, some users got confused and were sending BCH to a BTC address and vice versa. In order to solve this issue, the industry developed a new standard to help users easily distinguish BCH addresses from BTC addresses. We quickly adopted the new standard and as of January, all BCH addresses generated by the BTC.com Wallet used the CashAddr format: bitcoincash:pqkh9ahfj069qv8l6eysyufazpe4fdjq3u4hna323j versus the legacy address type: 35qL43qYwLdKtnR7yMfGNDvzv6WyZ8yT2n. Read more about it on the BTC.com blog.

More Control for the Wallet users

Due the increased BTC transaction fees, many users were asking for more control over their fees. As such, the BTC.com Wallet increased the fee options to allow users to pick the fee that best fits their goals. Read more about it on the BTC.com blog.

Buy BTC or BCH: Simplex Integration

In January, we were delighted to announce our new partnership with Simplex to allow all BTC.com Wallet users to buy BTC or BCH directly in their Wallet. After filling their billing information, payment details and KYC, users are free to purchase BTC or BCH directly through Simplex. Read more about it on the BTC.com blog.

How to buy Bitcoin (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in the BTC.com WalletMerge Mining RootStock (RSK) in the BTC.com PoolBTC.com Pool miners can now merge mine RootStock (RSK)

In July, the BTC.com pool, started to merge mine RootStock (RSK). Merged mining allows different crypto currencies with the same algorithm, such as SHA 256, to be mined together. This allows crypto currencies with lower hash rate to gain additional hashing power by bootstrapping on a crypto currency with higher hash rate. For cryptocurrencies with Proof-of-Work (POW) consensus algorithm, it is crucial to have substantial hashing power in order to secure the network against attacks. The BTC.com pool, the world’s largest bitcoin mining pool, was happy to offer its miners better profitability while offering massive hashing power to validate and secure RSK sidechain transactions. Read more about it on the BTC.com blog.

Wormhole Protocol

Wormhole is a new meta-protocol that enables token issuance and smart contract creation on Bitcoin Cash without affecting the underlying BCH blockchain consensus. Thanks to the application of different programming languages including Javascript, it could easily be used by developers for the creation of tokens, ICOs, and digital assets on top of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain with the ERC-20 format enabled and the ERC-721 coming soon.

Ethereum Mining Pool & Block Explorer

In November, we expanded our mining pool to include Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) and added GPU and CPU mining options.

https://pool.btc.com/

“The decision to offer GPU and CPU mining comes from the depressed prices across the crypto market this year. GPU miners are versatile, still profitable and are not easily replaced in a bear market. It’s common for miners to split investment into both.” — Zhong Zhuang, Director of BTC.com.

In addition, building on the experience of developing one of the most popular Bitcoin & Bitcoin Cash block explorers, we started offering support for tracking transactions and network statistics for the Ethereum blockchain. The BTC.com’s Ethereum block explorer provides data for real-time price, market cap, pool distribution, top miners, transaction fees and users can view the latest blocks information, hash rate, and network difficulty. Read more about it on the BTC.com blog.

https://eth.btc.comReplay Protection and BSV Extraction Tool

On November 15th 2018, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network successfully upgraded and adopted new consensus rules. This hard fork resulted in a chain split and a new coin: Bitcoin SV (BSV). Since there is no replay protection on the BSV chain, we only re-enabled BCH transactions after adding a built-in replay protection feature in the BTC.com Wallet and a BSV extraction tool to allow users to claim their BSV. Read more about it on the BTC.com blog.

Adding Litecoin (LTC) to the BTC.com Mining Pool

On December 20th, we announced that the BTC.com mining pool added support for Litecoin (LTC), following our mission to provide our users more diversified, profitable and convenient choices. Read more about it on the BTC.com blog.

EventsBCHDEVCON

Education is one of our key priorities, we write basic educational articles and we also take part in events to meet and teach our users about our products.

Under the Bitcoin 101 section of our blog, we discuss common concepts such as what is blockchain or the basics of proof of work. As mentioned, we also participate and organise events to spread more awareness about the cryptocurrency industry. Read more about the events we took part in: Blockshow & The NextWeb, Women in blockchain, BCHDEVCON Amsterdam or the The Web Summit.

The BTC.com Wallet

The BTC.com Wallet offers the safest and most user-friendly digital wallet. Perfect for beginners and advanced users alike! Our wallet is secure-by design, allowing you to be in full control of your funds. Access your wallet on any devices, anytime.

Best features

  • Bitcoin (BTC) & Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support
  • 100% control of your private keys
  • Buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) directly from your wallet
  • Dynamic transaction fees — pay optimal transaction fee for the fastest transaction confirmation times at the best price.
  • Accelerated transactions — push your priority transactions directly to the BTC.com mining pool for super fast confirmation times.

Secure & private

  • 2-of-3 multi-signature wallet
  • Master seed backup — one backup keeps your bitcoin safe forever.
  • Enable 2-factor-authentication
  • Create unlimited bitcoin addresses (HD)
  • Transaction history with full transaction details

Contact our support team for any inquiries: support@btc.com

The BTC.com Wallet is available on Web, iOS and Android.Follow us

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2018 Year Review was originally published in The BTC Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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BTC.com expands its mining pool operation by adding support for Litecoin (LTC) mining — Mine LTC for free now!We are happy to announce that the BTC.com mining pool will add support for Litecoin (LTC) mining on Dec 20, 2018 at 7:00 (UTC), following our mission to provide our users more diversified, profitable and convenient choices.

2018 was an important year for BTC.com on its path of becoming a truly multi-cryptocurrency mining pool. Besides being one of the largest Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash mining pools, the BTC.com mining pool has been offering ETH/ETC mining since Aug 30, 2018 and DCR mining since Sep 28, 2018.

Litecoin mining

The total amount of Litecoin is 84 million units, with new blocks being mined every 2.5 minutes, and a current block reward of 25 LTCs. At present, Litecoin ranks №8 in total market cap with a volume(24h) of around $0.485 billion.

Source: CoinmarketcapSource: Miningpoolstats

Both Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin (BTC) use a POW consensus mechanism, however Litecoin’s mining algorithm is different: it uses Scrypt. Compared to Bitcoin’s SHA256 algorithm, the Scrypt algorithm takes longer to calculate and needs relatively more memory. Miners can choose from various powerful ASIC miners that support Litecoin mining. Please find them in the list below.

Source: asicminervalue.comBTC.com Pool

BTC.com will continue providing the same server port: 1800/443/25 for Litecoin mining. For the detailed miner configuration and link guide, please visit the mining pool help center: https://pool.btc.com/helpCenter?id=register

Regarding payouts, BTC.com will continue offering the most profitable and competitive FPPS mode with 0.001LTC payment threshold.

Join now and mine for FREE!

BTC.com always holds great appreciation for its miners. To celebrate the end of 2018 and welcome the New Year of 2019, BTC.com has prepared two very special gifts:

1. From 2018/12/20 UTC 7:00 to 2019/01/01 UTC 00:00: Litecoin mining fee in the BTC.com pool will be ZERO!

2. From 2018/12/20 UTC 7:00 to 2019/02/15 UTC 00:00: all users who have contributed hashpower to BTC.com’s Litecoin pool for 30-days continuously, will get a 50%-off discount coupon for 15days of mining (will be handed out before 2019/02/20). The coupon will remain valid to use within 1year after receiving it.

It’s time to celebrate the New Year, mine your LTC for free!

For more information about BTC.com and how to mine Litecoin on BTC.com pool, please visit https://pool.btc.com/, or join our Telegram group: https://t.me/btccom

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BTC.com expands its mining pool operation by adding support for Litecoin (LTC) mining — Mine LTC… was originally published in The BTC Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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The BTC Blog by Eléonore Blanc - 6M ago
10th of December 2018: Crypto exchange Gemini supports Bitcoin Cash, South Korean regulators to discuss the future of crypto regulations, More ICO regulations are coming in Malaysia, Honest.cash the new uncensorable social media platform, Ethereum’s Hard Fork is planned for January 14th and more.Staying up to date with all the latest crypto news can be overwhelming. Just sit back with a cup of coffee, we’re here to digest some of the top crypto news of the week for you.Crypto Exchange Gemini Lists Bitcoin Cash with NYDFS Approval

Crypto exchange Gemini has announced that it now supports trading and custody activities for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), effective this weekend, with full trading slated to begin on Monday. […] In the announcement, Gemini specified that its Bitcoin Cash support is limited to BCH ABC under the BCH ticker. As a result, all BCH withdrawals from Gemini will only be valid on the ABC blockchain, and any funds sent to the platform over the Bitcoin SV blockchain will be invalid and irrecoverable.

Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Crypto Recommendations

The Indian government panel appointed to recommend cryptocurrency measures has reportedly submitted its report to the country’s finance minister, suggesting a new legal framework for cryptocurrencies. The actual content of the report has yet to be announced publicly. Industry participants weigh in on speculation about the report’s content.

South Korea’s National Assembly to Engage in First Crypto Debate: Possible Outcomes

On December 10, South Korea’s National Assembly along with several members of the Congress are set to hold the country’s first official debate around crypto involving high profile government officials. On the agenda: Transparency and Efficiency of Crypto Exchanges, Establishing the Importance of Crypto Exchanges and Establishing the Importance of Practical Regulatory Frameworks.

Malaysian Financial Regulators to Intensify Scrutiny of ICOs, Cryptocurrencies

Malaysia’s securities regulator and central bank are to strengthen their scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs) through new rules meant to eliminate issues of unfair trade practices and alleged risk of money laundering and terrorism financing. The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said they will also tighten regulation in the trade of cryptocurrencies to boost investor security.

Report: Swiss City of Zug Named Fastest Growing Tech Hub in Europe

The city of Zug, home of the Swiss Crypto Valley, has been named the fastest growing technology community in Europe. According to the report, Zug recorded a 177 percent increase in the number of tech meetups in 2018, compared to last year. The city’s crypto activity has been warmly supported by the Swiss government, which is fine-tuning its legislation and policies to improve financial innovation, with particular emphasis on virtual currencies.

BCH App ‘Honest Cash’ Sees Significant Growth and Adds Native Wallet

Since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network hard fork a few weeks ago, a new social media platform called Honest Cash was launched for BCH proponents. Similar to blogging platforms like Medium or Steemit, the Honest Cash application gives registered users the ability to create a unique profile tethered to a BCH wallet and post written content in short or long form. Initially registered users could only post written text, but since then, Barwicki has added the ability to upload photos and videos as well. This means the Honest Cash community of users can reward good content by tipping not just writers, but vloggers, graphic artists, reporters, and more with Bitcoin Cash.

Chinese Central Bank Governor Defines STOs as ‘Illegal Financial Activity in China’

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the country’s central bank, highlighted the illegality of Security Token Offerings (STOs) in the country. [… ] In addition, the chief of the Bureau of Financial Work, Huo Xuewen, warned against STOs about a week ago: “I want to warn those who are promoting STO fundraising in Beijing. Don’t do it in Beijing. You will be kicked out if you do it.”

Ethereum Developers Reach New Agreement to Launch Constantinople Hard Fork in mid January

Constantinople’s Hard Fork is a much anticipated moment, soon to arrive despite a few hiccups along the way. This decision took place during Ethereum’s recent bi-weekly Dev Core Meeting, last held on December 6th. Cointelegraph’s Halen Partz writes that “The upcoming Constantinople hard fork encompasses five separate Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) in order to soften the transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to more energy efficient proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm.” A Blockchain analytics platform and explorer for Ethereum named, Ethscan was used to determine the date for Constantinople’s Hard Fork to be January 14, 2018.

KFC Venezuela Accepts Dash Cryptocurrency, Joining Subway and Papa John’s

KFC in Venezuela is accepting payments using the cryptocurrency Dash starting this week, joining a growing list of fast-food chains that accept crypto in Venezuela, including Subway and the Papa John’s pizza chain. KFC will initially roll out the program at its store in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas before expanding to 24 other locations across the nation.

Sources: Bitcoin.com, CCN.com, Toshitimes.com, Cointelegraph.com

The BTC.com Wallet

The BTC.com Wallet offers the safest and most user-friendly digital wallet. Perfect for beginners and advanced users alike! Our wallet is secure-by design, allowing you to be in full control of your funds. Access your wallet on any devices, anytime.

Best features

  • Bitcoin (BTC) & Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support
  • 100% control of your private keys
  • Buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) directly from your wallet
  • Dynamic transaction fees — pay optimal transaction fee for the fastest transaction confirmation times at the best price.
  • Accelerated transactions — push your priority transactions directly to the BTC.com mining pool for super fast confirmation times.

Secure & private

  • 2-of-3 multi-signature wallet
  • Master seed backup — one backup keeps your bitcoin safe forever.
  • Enable 2-factor-authentication
  • Create unlimited bitcoin addresses (HD)
  • Transaction history with full transaction details

Contact our support team for any inquiries: support@btc.com

The BTC.com Wallet is available on Web, iOS and Android.Follow us

We publish various crypto content on several social media platform. Follow us to stay updated with our products and the crypto industry.

These are exciting times as we are taking part in a new, open financial system. Thank you for using our products, you are always safe with BTC.com!

BTC.com News Digest was originally published in The BTC Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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It’s time to offer or to get yourself an immutable crypto-gift.Few easy steps to purchase some BTC or BCH in your Wallet
  • Choose if you wish to purchase some Bitcoin (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and change the Wallet accordingly.
  • Once you’ve opened your BTC or BCH Wallet, click on “Buy” in the menu.
  • Select “Buy with Credit Card” with Simplex.
  • Select an amount in USD/EUR or BTC/BCH, and accept the terms of use to continue, please take note of your order ID for reference.
  • In Simplex, fill out your billing information and if this is your first purchase, please verify your email and phone number.
  • Enter your payment details to complete the purchase.
  • If needed, please follow the Simplex instructions to provide extra identity verification.
  • That’s all folks! Enjoy your new BTC or BCH ❄️
Screenshot made in the BTC.com Wallet in the buy Bitcoin Cash section.Screenshot made in the BTC.com/Simplex when you have to give your billing info.Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a minimum amount to purchase? The minimum amount to buy is USD 50, or equivalent in BCH or EUR.
  • How long does it take for the Bitcoin Cash to appear in my wallet? The purchased Bitcoin Cash will be deposited in your wallet in 2–3 days on average.
  • Who can use this tool? Simplex supports most major credit cards and most countries worldwide, however few countries may not have access to the service.
  • Do I have to pay fees when I use the service? The service fee is calculated for each purchase and is displayed before the checkout.
  • I can’t find my order id? Under “Receive” > “My addresses” you can check your past initiated orders by searching for “simplex”.
The BTC.com Wallet

The BTC.com Wallet offers the safest digital wallet, with special multi-signature technology. Perfect for beginners and advanced users alike! Our wallet is secure-by design, allowing you to be in full control of your funds. Access your wallet on any devices, anytime.

Best features

  • Bitcoin (BTC) & Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support
  • 100% control of your private keys
  • Buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) directly from your wallet
  • Dynamic transaction fees — pay optimal transaction fee for the fastest transaction confirmation times at the best price.
  • Accelerated transactions — push your priority transactions directly to the BTC.com mining pool for super fast confirmation times.

Secure & private

  • 2-of-3 multi-signature wallet
  • Master seed backup — one backup keeps your bitcoin safe forever.
  • Enable 2-factor-authentication
  • Create unlimited bitcoin addresses (HD)
  • Transaction history with full transaction details
The BTC.com Wallet is available on Web, iOS and Android.

Follow us to stay updated with our products and the crypto industry.

Need some support? Visit the BTC.com Help Center or contact our dedicated team at support@btc.com

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BTC.com Wallet offers Replay Protection and a BSV Extraction Tool for its users.On November 15th 2018, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network successfully upgraded and adopted new consensus rules. This hard fork resulted in a chain split and a new coin: Bitcoin SV (BSV). Follow the steps below, and you will be able to claim your BSV.A Successful Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Network Upgrade

On November 15th 2018, the Bitcoin Cash network upgrade resulted in two separate chains: BCH and BSV. This upgrade included CTOR and other protocol upgrades to improve on-chain scalability, making BCH more suitable to be used as a global, peer-to-peer digital currency. This upgrade also offers new tools for the developer community, to create a strong ecosystem.

We monitored the hard fork, and as announced, the BTC.com Wallet paused all BCH transactions, as there is no replay protection on the BSV chain. We re-enabled BCH transactions after adding a built-in replay protection feature in the BTC.com Wallet.

If you own some pre-forked BCH, from before the network upgrade, you will now be able to claim the same amount of BSV. Please read further down, the precise steps to be able to extract your BSV (1BCH = 1BSV) with our BSV Extraction Tool.

BSV Extraction Tool for BTC.com Wallet users

⚠︎ The BSV Extraction Tool is only available on your your computer/laptop browser, do not try this on the mobile app.

In the first part, we will taint your coins to protect your assets from replay attacks, by sending your full BCH Wallet balance back to yourself. This step is mandatory, to enable you to safely extract your BSV. This is a safe procedure, and your funds will remain in your Wallet as a new transaction. In the second part, we will extract your BSV and send it to your BSV address.

Part 1: Gain Replay Protection
  1. Sign in to your Web Wallet and input your email address and password.

2. Click on the drop down menu, and change the Wallet from Bitcoin (BTC) to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Wallet.

3. Click on “Continue to export BSV”

4. You are now sending your full BCH balance to yourself to taint your coins, enter your Wallet password and click “OK”.

5. Click on “Continue to SV export”

Part 2: Extract your BSV
  1. Click the checkbox, confirming you’ve tainted your coins (if not, review to Part 1) and click on “Begin Extraction”.

2. Login to your Wallet and input your email address and password

3. Change your Wallet from Bitcoin (BTC) to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Wallet

4. Wait for the Discovering process to scan your Wallet (This might take some time)

5. Enter the address where you wish to send your BSV — ⚠︎ Make sure this address is able to receive BSV. The BTC.com Wallet does not offer support for using BSV.

6. Click on “Broadcast Transaction via SPV Bridge” and “OK”

“The community has come together stronger than before the protocol upgrade, and we hope to continue to foster this collaborative environment as we work together to make Bitcoin Cash the best money the world has ever seen.” — Bitcoin ABC
Don’t have a BTC.com Wallet and you want to use our BSV extraction tool?

If you are not already a BTC.com Wallet user, and you wish to claim your BSV now please Import your External Wallet to the BTC.com Wallet to claim your BSV today!

How to import your External Wallet into the BTC.com Wallet:

  1. Create a BTC.com Web Wallet (The “Import External Wallet” tool is only available on web)
  2. Switch the Wallet from Bitcoin (BTC) to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and click on Settings > Tool > Import External Wallet

3. Choose to import your BCH from either a:

  • BIP44 Compatible Wallet (ex: Blockchain.info, Jaxx or Mycelium) and enter your Backup phrase
  • Simple Private Key format and enter your WIF format of private key.

4. Press Next. The tool will now search for positive balances in your wallet.

5. You are now able to taint your coins and use our BSV Extraction tool.

6. You can now send your BSV to a wallet address or exchange address that supports transactions with BSV. The BTC.com wallet does not support BSV transactions for users.

Be prudent
The prices of BCH and BSV may fluctuate drastically, please evaluate and invest wisely based on your risk tolerance and financial resources. In addition, do not accept or trust any “free giveaways” and stay extra vigilant about impersonators.

Contact our support team for any inquiries: support@btc.com

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The BTC Blog by Eléonore Blanc - 6M ago
3rd of December 2018: Copernicus, G20 Leaders, Petro, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA), British Petroleum (BP) and Shell launch a blockchain-based oil trading platform, Nigeria and Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission.Staying up to date with all the latest crypto news can be overwhelming. Just sit back with a cup of coffee, we’re here to digest some of the top crypto news of the week for you.New Software Copernicus Has Mined Its First Bitcoin Cash Block

This weekend, an unknown mining pool processed the first Bitcoin Cash (BCH) block that was generated using a full node client written in a language other than Satoshi’s original C++ client. The project, called Copernicus, is a BCH implementation written in Golang (GO) and follows the myriad of Go clients released earlier this year. […]

Similar to the other BCH Go-based clients, the Copernicus project developers believe that programming in Go makes the BCH code structure “more concise.” More importantly, because the Go programming language is used a lot these days, the team believes that the coding language reduces the learning curve for programmers. Additionally, the diversity of clients is meant to “ensure the safety of the entire BCH network.”

G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets

The G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ended on Saturday, Dec. 1, with a joint declaration on fair and sustainable development adopted by the heads of state. The statement affirms that an open financial system is crucial to support economic growth but also calls for international standards to regulate new technologies such as cryptocurrency.

Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double

Maduro has decided to arbitrarily double the price of the Venezuela’s cryptocurrency. However, the Petro lacks basic infrastructure to be used, there are no wallets available to store/send/receive some Petro as Google has removed the wallet app from their Google Play store.

In addition, the Petro code is not available to the public, so independent confirmation of its existence or functionality is impossible. Despite these issues, the regulator in charge of all crypto activities in Venezuela, has been selling the digital currency at its headquarters since the end of October.

Singapore Central Bank Publishes Updated ICO Guidelines

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has updated its guide for businesses that want to raise capital via initial coin offerings (ICOs). The “New Payments Framework” elaborates Singapore’s central bank stance on how certain intermediaries should observe its instructions based on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) policies.

Japan’s Financial Regulator to Issue ICO Guidelines: Report

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) is soon to regulate Initial Coin Offerings. Similar to how securities tokens are required to register with the American SEC in the United States, companies which intend to issue virtual currencies in exchange for investments will be required to register with the FSA. It seems the proposed laws and regulations would not only impact ICOs wanting to operate in Japan, but would limit Japanese citizens in their investment into ICOs generally.

Oil Giants BP and Shell Launch Oil-Trading Blockchain Platform

British Petroleum (BP) and Shell have launched a blockchain-based oil trading platform which is hoped will revolutionise the market. The platform offers a more streamlined commodity-trading process, by removing the need for excessive paperwork and centralising the amount that remains.

Nigerian Bank Might Restrict Crypto-Related Accounts

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in Nigeria. A few days ago, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar talked about the new technology. He said that the federal government in Nigeria would support blockchain and cryptocurrencies if he becomes the president in 2019. He wants to speed up the economy and argues that blockchain and cryptocurrencies will help his plans to become a reality. […]

Even though Abubakar argues that cryptocurrencies and blockchain is a big part of the economic future, some banks take an opposite stance. Union Bank of Nigeria PLC recently announced that cryptocurrencies are not a legal tender and warned its clients of transactions in them.

Thai Securities Regulator Considers Various STO Classifications for Regulatory Framework

The deputy secretary of the Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission, Tipsuda Thavaramara, has declared that Thai-related Security Token Offerings (STOs) launched in an international market break the law. There is still confusion about how to regulate these kind of offerings, he added: “At the moment, we have not decided whether STOs fall under the SEC Act or the Digital Asset Act, but it depends on the STO’s conditions and the details in its white paper.”

Sources: Bitcoin.com, CCN.com, Toshitimes.com, Cointelegraph.com

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