- Apr 2017
The popular exchange, Kraken, has not made any official public announcement on the upcoming Bitcoin hard fork, which will result in a second blockchain called Bitcoin Cash. However, Kraken has made the following unofficial statement regarding Bitcoin Cash:
However, in the case of a hard fork (HF), we will probably do what we did during the ETH hard fork on July 20, 2016: Credit our clients’ ETH and ETC and halt funding for a certain amount of hours to protect against replay attacks. So in the case of bitcoin HF that means we would list both the asset that is supported by the miners that accept BIP141 or BIP95 (or whichever proposal that triggers the hard fork) and the other asset.
We are unlikely to halt trading for a long time though since trading doesn’t happen on the blockchain – it only happens on our server and so there is no risk of losing funds.