Couldn – t Voorkoop Your Bitcoin Specie? Now Has a Instrument for That
Users who weren’t able to voorkeur their bitcoin metselspecie te the wake of this month’s hard fork now have a better chance of retrieving their lost funds.
Announced this week, BTC.com has launched a recovery instrument for the cryptocurrency, one designed to let users whose wallets didn’t support the switch to voorwaarde their coins.
Because users of some services still technically own bitcoin contant (but don’t have access to it), the instrument permits them to “samenvatting” bitcoin contant from their wallets by exporting the keys and, then, budge the currency into a fresh, supporting wallet.
If it sounds ingewikkeld, it is. To waterput it simply, when bitcoin specie split from the bitcoin blockchain, anyone who wielded bitcoin spil the two networks parted ways were all of a sudden allocated an equal amount of bitcoin specie. However, many users were incapable to access their fresh funds because the contentious and fast-moving fork caught many digital wallet providers off guard.
While some wallets supported the currency from the get-go, others determined against it because of concerns about confusing customers and a lack of technical resources to integrate the fresh cryptocurrecy.
Te a blog postbode, BTC.com’s online marketing manager, Nikol Daru, explained why the instrument wasgoed needed, telling:
“Recovering bitcoin metselspecie from a bitcoin wallet ter a do-it-yourself manner can be a risky process that requires serious expertise. That’s why wij have developed this designated recovery implement, to make the process effortless and seamless for everyone.”
There’s one big caveat, however: the service only works for specific wallets. According to the blog postbode, Blockchain and Mycelium are compatible with the device, spil well spil unnamed others.
The launch could come spil a ease to some te the community, including some who support bitcoin metselspecie’s technical roadmap and others who desire gains from holding or selling off the fresh asset.
And those funds are looking increasingly worth retrieving. A swift climb ter price ter the last 24 hours has seen bitcoin specie overtake Ripple spil the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. At press time, bitcoin contant is valued at $506, according to CoinMarketCap.
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