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Statement on Bitcoin Cash Forking - Bitcoin-SV (BSV)

2018-09-03 03:00:00


We’ve recently noticed that nChain (https://nchain.com/en/), an influential company in Bitcoin Cash community, published an announcement of the creation of Bitcoin SV (https://nchain.com/en/blog/bitcoin-sv-launch/):

Bitcoin-SV (BSV) is the altered version of Bitcoin Cash protocols. BSV is likely to bring a potential fork of Bitcoin Cash by causing incompatibility with Bitcoin Cash network and therefore create a new cryptocurrency asset - Bitcoin-SV (Token: BSV). Should it happen, all Bitcoin Cash holders will then receive BSV assets against a 1:1 ratio on your BCH assets.

As a responsible cryptocurrency trading platform who guarantees maximum protection for customer assets, we decide to make the following precautions for a potential fork:

1. On the basis of “snapshot” during the potential forking, we will allocate BSV to your accounts against a 1:1 ratio on your BCH assets.

2. After the fork, we will release a BSV/BCH trading pair in BTEX so you can buy or sell BSV.

3. BTEX will not support BSV deposit and withdrawal until its chain is stabilized and all supporting services e.g. wallet are available. Please refer to our official announcement for more information.

Potential security risks

Unlike the previous forked assets, Bitcoin-SV (SV) lacks the replay protection mechanism, which will bring chaos to the entire Bitcoin Cash network, causing unnecessary asset loss for users.

Therefore, BTEX strongly recommends that Bitcoin-SV (SV) could take the concerns into consideration and add replay protection mechanism to avoid any unnecessary loss.

BTEX will protect your assets

Together with ViaBTC mining pool, BTEX will guard your assets even if there’s no replay protection.


To avoid unnecessary asset loss, BTEX recommends all users to deposit their BCH assets to BTEX before the potential forking. We will provide 100% protection for your assets and please be assured that you will receive the forked asset of BSV as promised.

BTEX reserves the rights of final explanation of the announcement.

Thank you for your support of Btex!

Btex team

September 3, 2018

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