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Electron Cash, new Bitcoin Cash wallet released on Monday, 31st of July, is a hardfork of popular Electrum wallet.
As Bitcoin split really happened yesterday, the users showed an urgent need in Electron Cash. However, as the team reports in its blog, a minor problem was found:
Minor problem found with Electron Cash when you first start it. See https://t.co/7X9Ok7Sgdy . It doesn't affect the safety of your coins.
— ElectronCash (@electroncash) August 1, 2017
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Thus, the problem occurs when Electrum Cash is started for the first time: the thing is that it will follow the wrong chain of the fork initially, the company details. The client is still completely usable, but it requires user action to select the Bitcoin Cash chain after first startup.
A new cryptocurrency representing a hard-forked version of Bitcoin, different from it in the blocksize limits
According to the report, the problem seems to be that when Electron Cash doesn't find a local blockchain_headers file (which is the case on first start), it tries downloading it via http.
We forgot to change that url so it still points to a file that contains the legacy chain headers. When that file is downloaded, ElectronCash will disconnect from the BitcoinCash chain servers because they don't match what the downloaded file says. It then switches to using legacy electrum servers and verifies the headers and now follows the legacy chain.
Electrum Cash team
Electrum Cash team promises this will be corrected in future versions.
How to fix it?
According to the information provided by the developers' team, right after startup (or any time, really), go to the Network Window (it's reachable from the Tools menu or the Network indicator lamp on the lower right). On the Overview Tab of that window is a server list. If a chain split is detected (which should be the case), the servers are grouped by a branch id. Select the correct branch (the one that has servers electrum-abc.criptolayer.net and electroncash.cascharia.com) by right-clicking on the correct branch id (that long number with the @ sign in it) and select "Follow This Branch" in the popup menu that opens. Vuala, Electon Cash will then follow the BitcoinCash branch of the fork.