Get Bitcoin Cash out of Electrum in 60 Seconds

Welcome, welcome to One Minute Crypto! I’m your host, Chronos, and today we’re going to learn
how to access your Bitcoin Cash in an
Electrum wallet. If you owned Bitcoin prior
to August 1st, *BAM* the blockchain forked, and now you have two kinds of bitcoins:
Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Cash. If your Bitcoin
was in an Electrum wallet, this video
tells you how to access it. First of all,
download the Electrum software for
Bitcoin Cash. That’s the address over
there: Spell it right!
“Electron Cash.” Don’t ask me why.
After you do that, download the software, run
the software. Choose auto connect on the
first pane, then choose standard wallet.
Choose next, then choose “I already have a seed.” Then choose next, then enter the
seed phrase that you got when you first
set up your Electrum wallet. These are
the same twelve words that it gave to
you and you created your wallet. After
you hit next, then choose an encryption
key, as long as you want, nice and long. Write
it down afterwards. Then hit next, then
you have access to your Bitcoin Cash!
It should show up in your balance right there. If you want to send it to an exchange, or
send it to somebody, just click the Send
tab. This does not affect your Bitcoin
because it’s on a separate blockchain. If you have any questions, feel free to post
in the comments below the video.

100 thoughts on “Get Bitcoin Cash out of Electrum in 60 Seconds

  1. I didn't knew before about this electrum, I put most of my bitcoins in exodus. how do i get it? now I'm regretting of not having put my bitcoins in my Bitconnect Wallet. Now they have the BCH wallet and automatically split my bitcoin. And can use my BCH for reinvesting

  2. How long do we have to access it? The warning from electrum seems scary. Any other wallets that we can use?

  3. This site is trying to scam your bitcoin – don't go there! Make sure you go to the true Electrum site to access your original BTC.

  4. Thank you, so much! I was able to get the BCH off electrum and move it straight to my hardware wallet. My electrum wallet didn't have any btc, so i didn't have anything to risk

  5. Hi there can i do this with one pc ?? . i mean get all my btc on a electrum wallet , then get all btc out to a paper wallet. delete electrum and install electrum cash, then get my bcc from the old seed ? thanks

  6. I have a question… I want to move all my BTC from the electrum first, then enter the electrum seed in the electroncash wallet to recover BCH. Is that possible? Or do I need to leave my BTC in the electrum wallet while I try to recover BCH? Thanks

  7. July 31st, 2017.

    Electrum is a Bitcoin wallet created by Thomas Voegtlin in 2011.
    Electrum is distributed by Electrum Technologies GmbH, a company
    registered in Germany, using the website

    Electrum users who are not interested in Bitcoin Cash do not need to
    worry nor to take any particular action. The following note is only
    for users who want to access their Bitcoin Cash (BCC).

    "Electron Cash" is a fork of Electrum for Bitcoin Cash. Electron Cash
    is not endorsed by Electrum. It is open source, and binaries
    (executables files) are available for Windows, OSX and
    Android. However, when you run binaries instead of source code, you
    have no guarantee that they match the source code. This is why wallet
    binaries are usually signed by developers. A digital signature engages
    the responsability of the person who signs.

    The person who distributes the Electron Cash binaries has decided to
    remain anonymous, and uses the fake name "Jonald Fyookball" in order
    to sign Electron Cash binaries. Thus, if these binaries contain code
    that is designed to steal your bitcoins, the author of the theft will
    be anonymous and walk away safely with your funds.

    This danger is exacerbated by the fact that the default behaviour of
    Electron Cash is to silently copy all your Electrum wallets into its
    own directory. Thus, if you run Electron Cash on a machine where you
    previously used Electrum, all your pre-existing wallets will be
    available in Electron Cash, and you will only need to enter your
    password in order to expose your bitcoins to potential theft.

    Therefore, users who want to run the Electron Cash binaries should do
    it on a separate machine, that does not have their Bitcoin wallet. We
    recommend to proceed as follows:

    1. Install Electron Cash on a machine that does not have your
    Electrum wallets.

    2. Wait until the BCC hard fork has taken place, and a few BCC blocks
    have been mined.

    3. Move all your Electrum funds to a new Electrum wallet. This will
    move only your BTC, and not your BCC, because the BCC blockchain has
    replay protection. Wait until the transaction is confirmed.

    4. Enter the seed of your (now empty) old wallet or private keys in
    Electron Cash. Since the BTC have been moved to a new wallet,
    entering your old seed in Electron Cash will not put your BTC funds
    at risk.

    Following these 4 easy steps you will be able to access your BCC
    without compromising your BTC.

  8. Great video…reminds me of client I had on the stand recently. Fast. Sharp. Witty. Not Guilty. Anyway, thanks and comments helpful too. Btw, any thoughts on any (or all) of these: XLM, PAY, ARK, SALT or PPT?

  9. I have a question is Electrum the same as Electroncash?
    cuz electroncash ask me password when i have never created it

  10. If I have multiple wallets is possible for me to make a new electrum wallet then send all my btc to this newly generated wallet, and use that seed for the bitcoin cash wallet? Thank you in advance for the response

  11. My new electron cash wallet shows the the transaction i done post fork (when I moved my BTC to a new wallet as advised) should that happen? So it shows my balance as: xxxx mBCC [-xxxx. unconfirmed], so do i have BCC or not?

    This wallet is NOT made by the Electum team.
    This is made by someone else who has infringed the copyright of Electum's logo.
    Use this wallet at your own risk and just be aware it has nothing to do with Electum.
    Google for more info.

  13. You should have mentioned that people should first move their BTC to a newly created wallet on a separate machine. Electroncash grabs all the information from the electrum wallets stored on your PC and thus compromising your security.

    See also below clarification from Electrum.

  14. It worked! Thanks. I used my mycelium seed, is this wallet still safe now? For other MYcelium ppl – I had to check a box that had BIP xx (cantremember the number!?) For it to work, and When trying to send I had to go to preferences and uncheck 'dynamic fee' option.
    Do you have a Dash donation add?

  15. My bitcoin is in a Core Wallet. The Bitcoin ABC is too complicated for me. Is there anyway I can use the Electrum Cash to get access to my bitcoin cash coins

  16. I did as you instructed, but it shows" mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed,(signature must use SIGHASH_FORKID." can you please help me with this?

  17. Tks for the video. I believe that it does affect your bitcoin. Yoou have to first send whatever btc you have in your electrum wallet to a new wallet (with a different seed), leaving the original btc wallet EMPTY. Then and only then can you do what you explain. Otherwise you would be exposing the seed of a btc wallet to Electron Cash which is totally unsafe if that btc wallet still contains btc.

  18. is it possible to send BTC to another wallet say exodus, from the electrum wallet, then follow the rest of the instructions? so rather than creating a new electrum wallet just use an existing exodus wallet and sending the seed (from electrum original) to electron.

  19. Hello thanks for the video but if we will put our Electrum's keys into the Electron cash software, is it safe? as developers/program will be able to download the Electrum and can put our keys anytime and can steal our BTC any time? please suggest? has anybody transfrred it surcessfully?

  20. Please, please make that video about getting your bitcoin cash from Bitcoin Core wallet (using Bitcoin ABC I guess)

  21. I think there is a security flaw in this. By installing Electron cash on the same computer as your Electrum Wallet the new install opens your Electrum wallet without a password.

  22. why does electrum change my wallet address and is my old address still available how can I get back to my old address

  23. Dear
    I try many times to transfer my Bitcoin Cash from the electron cash wallet but i couldn't it still partially signed how can I send them to bittrex ???? I really tired i can't solve with me ???

  24. Thanks, trying to withdraw my Electron-cash into Bittrex and the following message is coming up." error: the transaction was rejected by network rules: (16 mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed (Script evaluated without error but finished with a false/empty top stack element))

  25. Wow a very big thank you! I didn't think I would be able to receive my bitcoin cash But NOW I HAVE IT THANKS VERY MUCH !!!

  26. Chronos, can you do a video on how to move Bitcoin Cash out of the Blockchain with Armory? I cannot find a clear tutorial on how to do this safely. Thanks!

  27. Tried all my seeds from different wallets (MultibitHD, Electrum) and all showed a balance of 0 BCC. I bought my BTC way before August 1st and transferred them after that date from MultibitHD to Electrum. Where are my BCC? Can someone explain that to me? Thanks!

  28. u the f#$%^&* best.. I just found $2k worth n my btc wasn't even on my old electrum wallet anymore.. u the maaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnn..

  29. Hello..Great Video ..but why the rush???..I have question.I have 2.25 bitcoin With 3 Electrum wallets .I understand that by default i have 2.25 Bitcoin Cash.
    I have download Electron Cash Wallet..But how do i know get those BCH on those wallets ( mind you i dont have seeds,although of course i have address and private keys.
    I was checking YouTube videos for help and nothing really helps..Also i use MAC >
    Can one of the guys do kind of step by step guide how to get Bitcoin Cash if you already have Bitcoin.(preferably video
    That would be much appreciated.
    All the best Blagoje

  30. I decided to claim my BCH, but as i am trying to send it from the Electon cash wallet, it wouldnt let me. some sort of error. any ideas?

  31. This guy understands that there are pause / play controls and doesn't waste any time getting to the real content. No wadsworth constant necessary. A+

  32. Thanks man!! even now that the storm is over, your video helped got me my BCC at the right time! glad I didn't sell early.

  33. I did everything and electron cash shows 0 BCH. My BTC were in the old electrum since April. I moved them to another electrum on another computer but I got 0 BCH.

  34. Sorry if this question has already posted but what if I want to sell my BitCoin for cash, like USD.  How do I get real money?

  35. I put nearly every YTer on speed 1.25 or 1.5 some slow talkers on 2.0 speed because they talk to slow it wastes time. You I leave on normal speed.

  36. Mate, we are able to make something along these lines for Electrum to sweep your BTG from BTC please? Something that shows a step by step for the paranoid people would also be useful. There is also a recommendation to Move your BTC to a new Electrum wallet before you import your private keys anywhere!! To prevent replay attacks.

  37. Here my question? I sign up for coinbase, i buy 200$ of coins, i transfer that to electrum. I wait a few days i get lucky i make a mini profit. My coins in Electrum are now worth double( just a senario), how do i A: withdraw that profit or B: send that profit back to coinbase to buy more coins?

  38. Hi being a noob I had my BTC in coinbase & GDAX at the time of the fork what is my best option now for recovering my BTC Cash/Gold? thanks

  39. I have 1.6 BTC after the fork. I spent some of it after the fork. Now it is less than 1.6 BTC and haven't redeem the BCH. How much BCH should I get at this time?

  40. Great Video! But i'm having an issue: when i put my 12-word electrum seed into the "enter seed" page, i'm unable to click "next". it's still greyed out.

    I then tried clicking "options" and using "BIPS39" setting, which did allow me to click "next". but that opened a wallet with 0 balance. Any idea what i need to do to import the bcc from electrum? Much appreciated

  41. Norton anti-virus keeps blocking it as a threat. It says a "reputation threat". What should I do?

    I keep trying to download this version because I guess it's the right one:


  42. Thanks for the video! For anyone that used two-factor authentication, I had to download the earliest version of Electron Cash 2.9.2 as 2.9.3 would not run without crashing and the version 3.0 did not seem to support two-factor authentication from what I could see. Thanks

  43. Please help, I mistakenly transferred my bitcoin cash to electrum but to gain access to them I ended up making a watch only electron cash account and when i try to import private keys it gives me the P2SH error and when I try to put in the seeds it gives the P2SH error!

  44. Sorry, this video confused me. It said it would explain it in 60 seconds and did so brilliantly.

    Where was the bit where the guy mumbles to himself about the camera mounting, and then goes into a 5 minute description of the issue with the camera mounting? And then taking a mobile phone call from a bloke called Jeff, before his mum comes in asking what he wants for tea?

    I've not tried this yet, so will come back and complain if it doesn't work, but in terms of concise informative video production this is the best I've seen. Great work!

  45. you must mention that electron cash is not official and may plan to steal bitcoins that were in the original electrum wallet. to mitigate this risk move bitcoins from original wallet and off the machine.

  46. Stupid question, what if I have my BTC on coinbase? (I know it's dumb to keep crypto on an exchange but I have a Trezor on back-order)

    If I setup an Electrum wallet and then use that seed on an Electron wallet, would I be able to still get BCH? I wouldn't have any BTC in the Electrum wallet.

    Also, how do I claim Super Bitcoin as well? That was my original intention.

  47. I downloaded Electron Cash 3.1.2 as per your instructions. then transferred a small amount of bitcoin from my Electrum wallet to my electron cash wallet. how long should it take to show up. its been two days now and has not appeared in the electron cash wallet. I'm a real novice at this so any help appreciated.

  48. Can you tell me how to get out BCH with Electron cash from Denarium coin? Is it posible and if so how. Thanks a lot.

  49. i never split my bitcoin cash from bitcoin when it was created. i have bitcoin in my electrum wallet. did i loose my bitcoin cash after the may 15th fork? can i still get bitcoin cash out of electrum? thank you very much

  50. so if we have bitcoin in our electrum wallet, can we sell bitcoin for cash with this app?
    btw awesome video. this is how youtubers should do it 😉

  51. Electrum wallet is not secure, had 2 deposit that were stolen, had the updated version, will never use again

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