On August 1, a hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain created Bitcoin Cash. A fork is the split of a blockchain into two blockchains, in this case, the original Bitcoin and the new Bitcoin Cash. Learn more
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For now, Coinbase plans on supporting bitcoin cash withdrawals. If this changes, we will notify all customers with an update e-mail.
January 1, 2018
Customers with balances of bitcoin at the time of the fork now have an equal amount of bitcoin cash stored by Coinbase.
Yes. You would receive an amount of bitcoin cash equal to the bitcoin you held in your Coinbase account at the time of the fork.
It is not currently possible to view the Bitcoin Cash balance associated with your Coinbase account.
No. Coinbase will not spend your bitcoin cash balance. We are currently designing, building, testing and auditing our systems, to enable you to withdraw your bitcoin cash balance.
You will only receive bitcoin cash for the amount of bitcoin in your account at the time of the fork. Pending orders would not be included in this as the bitcoin would not have been available in your account at the time of the fork.
Coinbase does not yet support the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Do not send bitcoin cash to Coinbase.
Your bitcoin is safe and there is no risk to your existing funds.