Want to manage your Bitcoin Contant alongside your Bitcoin? With the fresh beta release of our open source Copay bitcoin wallet, that’s no problem.
Since the creation of Bitcoin Contant (BCH) te August, wij’ve received consistent terugkoppeling from our users asking us to support it. Bitcoin Metselspecie is a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain which accepts much larger blocks of transactions, intended to provide the Bitcoin network with higher transaction capacity.
With this beta release, wij’re providing you the freedom to choose – or to use both BCH and BTC.
Creating a Bitcoin Specie Wallet
Want to enable Bitcoin Specie support te a Copay wallet app? Go after thesis steps.
Done! The fresh wallet will operate on the Bitcoin Specie network. You can use it just like you would use any other Copay wallet. But be sure to never send BTC to a BCH address or BCH to a BTC address, spil this will cause you to lose access to funds.
Getting Access to BCH – Pre-August 1st Wallets
If you had wallets with BTC before the August 1st 2018 hard fork, your BCH-compatible Copay wallet can now access the BCH balance created at the time of the fork. The BCH balance available to you will be omschrijving to the BTC balance you had te your wallet at the time of the hard fork.
You can access those BCH balances by clicking on “Scan wallets for BCH” te “Settings” and selecting the suitable wallets to duplicate. This step will duplicate the old BTC wallet, automatically creating a BCH wallet with the August 1st BCH balance.
Fresh Payment Conventions for Bitcoin Specie
To safeguard our users, wij have adopted a few fresh conventions to ensure users don’t accidentally send BTC to a BCH wallet or vice versa. While wij are working with other wallet providers and exchanges to adopt thesis fresh conventions, not all services that support Bitcoin Metselspecie have done so. Learn more about thesis conventions for Bitcoin Contant addresses, URIs, and payment requests.
Get Embarked with the Copay Bitcoin Contant Beta
Ready to get commenced? Email us to get access to the iOS beta, or add yourself spil a beta tester if you have an Android device.
All you’ll need to do is install the update on the same device that hosts your current bitcoin wallet. All of your current wallets will be accessible ter the beta.
Reminisce that Bitcoin Contant wallet support is still ter beta, so take care with your BCH funds. Our wallet team is standing by to react to terugkoppeling and bugs.