BitGo’s Approach to the Upcoming BCH and ETH Hard Forks
Kiarash Mosayeri
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Oct 29th, 2019
All BitGo services will remain operational during the BCH fork while BitGo disables Ethereum services for 30 minutes prior to and after the Ethereum fork.

All BitGo services will remain operational during the BCH fork while BitGo disables Ethereum services for 30 minutes prior to and after the Ethereum fork. Any changes to the schedule or approaches outlined below will be reflected on this blog post via an update.

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

The upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork is scheduled for November 15, 2019. All of BitGo’s Bitcoin Cash services will remain operational during this fork.

Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork

December 4, 2019 is the target date for Ethereum’s Istanbul hard fork which is expected to occur at block number 9,056,000. BitGo will disable all Ethereum services 30 minutes prior to the fork to ensure a smooth transition. BitGo’s Ethereum services will be restored 30 minutes after the fork.

The Ethereum developer community has nominated January 8, 2020 as a backup date, should the hard fork be postponed. You can read more about the date and purpose of this fork on CoinDesk.

Be sure to check back for updates on this post as we get closer to the dates of the two forks.

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