Bitstamp launches Bitcoin Cash

After a series of announcements one of the major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp will finally officially launch Bitcoin Cash 
05 December

Bitstamp crypto exchange has been making announcements about launching the cryptocurrecny Bitcoin Cash during several months, at first stating that it will be added by the end of September of 2017, then making a new claim stating that BCH will be launched some time in December 2017. Finally, Bitstamp exchange made a decision and announced that Bitcoin Cash trading starts today, on December 5.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin Cash:

  • Average price: $1 578.91
  • Marketcap: $26 586 752 344  
  • 24h volume: $804 982 000 Launches Bitcoin Cash Support

There is still no SegWit implementation
15 December

Yesterday Bitcoin wallet provider announced that it has now given support to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Now BCH had become one of its wallet’s main currencies alongside Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). users gain the ability to ‘unlock’ duplicate balances earmarked on the fork date August 1. Now, trading in and out has the same setup as with the wallet’s other two supported coins.

The mobile support is expected to appear by the end of Q1 2018. has also faced a backlash over its prioritizing BCH features while so far failing to implement SegWit for its transactions.

It's obviously easier to duplicate your service for a nearly identical fork of your original target blockchain than it is to implement completely new types of transactions and features.

Reddit user statement

Recently, we have reported that Bitwala implemented SegWit into the Bitwala Wallet and now it is available for all users of wallet.