This week the popular wallet provider Bread (BRD – formally Bread Wallet) announced the release of its new update — fully integrated bitcoin cash (BCH) support. Now Bread users can claim, send, receive, and store BCH alone or alongside BTC holdings.
Bread Wallet Enables Full Bitcoin Cash Support for iOS
The firm Bread announced on March 7 that the wallet company has added full BCH support for its iOS mobile wallet platform. This past August when the BCH chain was born, two weeks later the Bread team released a one-time extraction tool for users who wanted to extract their coins. The company says that many Bread users utilized the tool, but those who didn’t still have BCH held invisibly on their mobile wallets.
“With this new update, all iOS users will be able to see any BCH remaining in their wallets, and can send and receive BCH at will,” explains the Bread’s CPO James MacWhyte.
This new version of the app sports a modular framework, built from the ground up, that enables us to add multiple digital assets to the Bread platform, of which bitcoin cash is only the first. The next additions will be Ethereum and ERC20 tokens, which are on schedule according to the roadmap we devised at the beginning of 2018.
Users Voiced Strong Support for Full BCH Access
Bread says back in August the team wanted to make sure the BCH chain would survive and there would be demand for the wallet’s BCH support. The company explains a large majority of Bread users did not have a strong opinion on the subject at the time.
“Either way were still in favor of having the option to store and use bitcoin cash in their Bread, and all users voiced strong support for getting full access to any BCH that might still be stored in their wallets,” MacWhyte details.
Adding Bread to the BCH ecosystem gives bitcoin cash over 25 lightweight wallets and 5 full node clients. MacWhyte says that the Android version of Bread is the midst of development and the BCH supporting version will be released in the near future.
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