I had a fraction of BTC on blockchain.info before the 1st of August and I didn't touch them at all afterwards.

I never got my private keys (nor the 12 words) from my blockchain.info wallet (or if I did god knows where they are).

Question: if I try to get my private keys (bip39) now will they be the same so that I can get BCH following this guide http://www.coinpurveyor.com/how-to-claim-bitcoin-cash-from-blockchain-wallet/?


(PS. another useful guide: https://coinomi.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/29000013719-how-to-get-bitcoin-cash-from-many-wallet-software-services-with-coinomi)

UPDATE - THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION: https://www.coindesk.com/couldnt-claim-your-bitcoin-cash-btc-com-now-has-a-tool-for-that/

  • Note: if you instead kept your Bitcoin on Coinbase they stated that you'll get your BCH on 1st Jan 2018.
    – Gabe
    Aug 11, 2017 at 12:13

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Haven't looked at those guides in particular, but I was able to redeem BCH from a blockchain.info wallet by exporting my private keys following this guide: https://bl4nkcode.info/bitcoin/how_to_export_blockchain_wallet_private_key, and then importing them into Electron-Cash.


Blockchain.info supports this now. Go to https://blockchain.info/wallet/#/settings/info Settings-general page and scroll to the Bitcoin Cash section. I was able to recover my amounts completely.

  • Yay! Awesome :)
    – Gabe
    Oct 13, 2017 at 9:10

From August 22nd 2017, limited Bitcoin Cash support is coming to Blockchain.info over the next 8 weeks.



Blockchain.info now has BCH support. You can view your BCH balance under Settings -> General.

They have some information about this on the Blockchain Support Center: Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

When logging into your Blockchain wallet you'll receive a notification like this:


From here, if you navigate to Settings -> General and scroll to the bottom, you'll see the following:

Settings -> General

Upon clicking 'Show Bitcoin Cash Balance' you'll be shown a dialog message telling you what Bitcoin Cash is, how it's different from Bitcoin and a few other bits of useful info. At the bottom of this dialog box is the following button:

See Bitcoin Cash Balance button

Upon clicking this button you'll be shown another dialog box containing your BCH balance and its current value in your wallet's primary currency.

Bitcoin Cash Balance dialog

Here you'll have the option to:

  1. Keep Bitcoin Cash - Keep it in your Blockchain wallet, available to view at any time under Settings -> General.
  2. Exchange Bitcoin Cash - Directly exchange it for Bitcoin or Ether.
  3. Send Bitcoin Cash - Transfer it to a different Bitcoin Cash address.

Dismissing the dialog has the same affect as clicking "Keep Bitcoin Cash"; don't worry though, your Bitcoin Cash balance and both the "Exchange Bitcoin Cash" and "Send Bitcoin Cash" options are now permanently available under Settings -> General.

  • 1
    That "Show bitcoin cash balance" button is no longer under settings->general. Dec 19, 2017 at 22:03

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