Preparing for the Bitcoin User Activated Hard Fork

The User Activated Hard Fork (UAHF) is a proposal to increase the Bitcoin block size and create a separate blockchain. This change is incompatible with the current Bitcoin ruleset and is different from the User Activated Soft Fork (UASF).

Should UAHF activate on August 1, GDAX will not support the new blockchain or its associated coin. Customers that desire access to UAHF coins should withdraw their bitcoin from GDAX by July 31.

We support the growth and scaling of the Bitcoin network. Although we have no plans to support additional blockchains at this time, we will continue to monitor UAHF developments. You can read how we’re preparing for the UASF in our previous blog post.

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