How to claim BCC/BCH with Electron cash 2.9.0

in #blockchain4 years ago (edited)


Thats what helped me. You can use seed phrase or private key to claim BCC/BCH.

  1. Install Electron Cash on a machine that does not have your
    Electrum wallets.

  2. Wait until the BCC hard fork has taken place, and a few BCC blocks
    have been mined.

  3. Move all your Electrum funds to a new Electrum wallet. This will
    move only your BTC, and not your BCC, because the BCC blockchain has
    replay protection. Wait until the transaction is confirmed.

  4. Enter the seed of your (now empty) old wallet or private keys in
    Electron Cash. Since the BTC have been moved to a new wallet,
    entering your old seed in Electron Cash will not put your BTC funds
    at risk.

There's a minor problem that occurs when ElectrumCash is started for the first time: it will follow the wrong chain of the fork initially.
The client is still completely usable, but it requires user action to select the BitcoinCash chain after first startup. Safety of your coins is in no way affected by this problem.
This will be corrected in future versions, but for now we offer this workaround (which is very easy to do)
What's the problem?
When ElectronCash doesn't find a local blockchain_headers file (which is the case on first start), it tries downloading it via http. We forgot to change that url so it still points to a file that contains the legacy chain headers. When that file is downloaded, ElectronCash will disconnect from the BitcoinCash chain servers because they don't match what the downloaded file says. It then switches to using legacy electrum servers and verifies the headers and now follows the legacy chain.
How to fix it?
Right after startup (or any time, really), go to the Network Window (it's reachable from the Tools menu or the Network indicator lamp on the lower right). On the Overview Tab of that window is a server list. If a chain split is detected (which should be the case), the servers are grouped by a branch id. Select the correct branch (the one that has servers and by right-clicking on the correct branch id (that long number with the @ sign in it) and select "Follow This Branch" in the popup menu that opens.
ElectonCash will then follow the BitcoinCash branch of the fork and you're good to go!



Congratulations @tastemycreampie! You have completed some achievement on Steemit and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You published your First Post
You made your First Vote
You got a First Vote

Click on any badge to view your own Board of Honor on SteemitBoard.
For more information about SteemitBoard, click here

If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

By upvoting this notification, you can help all Steemit users. Learn how here!

Congratulations @tastemycreampie! You received a personal award!

Happy Birthday! - You are on the Steem blockchain for 2 years!

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.76
TRX 0.10
JST 0.075
BTC 57248.46
ETH 4294.45
BNB 610.95
SBD 7.12