Bitcoin SV FAQ

For updates on Bitcoin SV, please visit our What to Expect During the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork blog post.

What is Bitcoin SV?

Twice a year, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network hard forks as part of scheduled protocol upgrades. Unlike previous BCH hard forks, there was a competing proposal that was not compatible with the published roadmap. On November 15th, both groups started creating blocks in their respective, separate blockchains. Bitcoin SV (BSV) was created as a result of that split. 

When did this fork occur?

The fork occurred on November 15th, 2018, at block number #556766.

How much BSV will I get credited?

The amount of BSV that you will receive will be the same amount of BCH that you held in your Coinbase account at the time of the fork.

Will we get both BCH ABC and BSV?

BCH ABC retained the designation of BCH on Coinbase. If you had a BCH balance in your Coinbase account at the time of the fork, your BCH balance will remain the same.

Is Coinbase going to support BSV?

We do not currently intend to support trades, buys, or sells of BSV on the Coinbase platform.

When will I be able to withdraw my BSV?

We anticipate development work for BSV withdrawals will take at least a few weeks, but may take longer. We will communicate directly with customers that held BCH on Coinbase at the time of the fork and notify them when we complete this work and they can withdraw BSV.

What happens if I send BSV to Coinbase?

You will not be able to retrieve it. Under no circumstances should Coinbase customers send BSV to Coinbase. Any such sent BSV will be inaccessible. 

My BCH purchase was pending during the fork. Do I get BSV for that amount?

If your purchase was in pending during the fork, you will not receive the BSV for that amount. 

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