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December 27, 2017, 04:32:57 PM
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When you have old btc in 1.x electrum wallets

What is the best way to get your bch to show?

I've some stuff about using a program on a different machine, but is there an easy way to get old wallets to show the new bch?

Also, will updating old 1.x electrum wallets run into issues if you try to replace with 3.x electrum

Is there a step by step guide on BCT about updating old wallets like electrum?

I was thinking of just transferring the old coin to new wallets on different machines, but I think that might lose the bch???

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December 27, 2017, 05:34:23 PM
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What is the best way to get your bch to show?

You can 'look' at your BCH in a block explorer (e.g. https://blockchair.com/bitcoin-cash/blocks).
Just paste in your addresses which had BTC on it at the time the fork/snapshot happened.


Is there a step by step guide on BCT about updating old wallets like electrum?

What kind of wallet backup do you have?
Just a wallet file? Or private keys in plain/encrypted text?
Do you have a mnemonic seed? (not sure if those already existed back in 1.x versions).

Usually it should work if you just move the wallet file into the folder of your updated electrum version.
But make sure to back it up! Always.


I was thinking of just transferring the old coin to new wallets on different machines, but I think that might lose the bch???

Your BCH are 'sitting on your private keys' which had BTC at the time of the fork.
You can move you BTC's without any risk to your BCH. Actually you should move your BTC before importing your private keys into a BCH wallet - for security reasons.

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December 27, 2017, 06:03:16 PM
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What is the best way to get your bch to show?

You can 'look' at your BCH in a block explorer (e.g. https://blockchair.com/bitcoin-cash/blocks).
Just paste in your addresses which had BTC on it at the time the fork/snapshot happened.


Is there a step by step guide on BCT about updating old wallets like electrum?

What kind of wallet backup do you have?
Just a wallet file? Or private keys in plain/encrypted text?
Do you have a mnemonic seed? (not sure if those already existed back in 1.x versions).

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Yeah they had the 12 word seeds, I think it's like 1.9 range end of 1.x

Usually it should work if you just move the wallet file into the folder of your updated electrum version.
But make sure to back it up! Always.


I was thinking of just transferring the old coin to new wallets on different machines, but I think that might lose the bch???

Your BCH are 'sitting on your private keys' which had BTC at the time of the fork.
You can move you BTC's without any risk to your BCH. Actually you should move your BTC before importing your private keys into a BCH wallet - for security reasons.

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ok so as long as the BTC is out of the old wallet, then the old info can be used on old machines with old wallets to just strip out bch to an electron then send where ever?

At least that's how I'm reading it.

the old wallets will be killed since we're setting up newer wallets to get newer coins from our sites, these old wallets just caught btc when it was cheap, now it's so expensive no one uses btc for digital books or services anymore, it's all moving to new coins.

Thanks

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