Open the new wallet, click on ".../Sweep Wallet" and choose the coin you want to sweep. For example, if claiming the BCH fork, make sure "BitcoinCash" is selected. Paste or scan the private key of an address that had funds at the time of the fork, press "next" and confirm.
How do you get fork coins?
To get “free coins” / “forked coins” (AKA to qualify for the fork) you must be in Bitcoin on a platform that supports the fork before the “snapshot” occurs (that includes third party platforms like exchanges, or being in direct control of your private keys via a traditional wallet like the official Bitcoin Core wallet; ...
What happens to coins after fork?
During a hard fork, all history is copied to the new blockchain. The history consists of transaction data and wallet addresses. This means that everyone that had coins on the Bitcoin blockchain before the split, will automatically own the equivalent of the newly originated cryptocurrency.
What happens to my Bitcoin in a hard fork?
But in the case of a hard fork, the old crypto and the new offshoot are NOT interchangable, or fungible. Hence after a hard fork, the original holders don't lose any of their existing digital coin but instead will get a unit of the new crypto as well.
What happens when Bitcoin forks?
A bitcoin hard fork refers to a radical change to the protocol of bitcoin's blockchain that results in two branches, one that follows the previous protocol and one that follows the new version. A hard fork creates a duplicate version of the blockchain ledger, effectively creating a new cryptocurrency.
What happens to my crypto in a fork?
A cryptocurrency fork is a blockchain software update that can either implement minor changes to the existing protocol or cause it to split into two separate and incompatible protocols. If the protocol change is significant enough, it can lead to the creation of a new blockchain, plus a new coin.