We are planning to have support for bitcoin cash by January 1, 2018, assuming no additional risks emerge during that time.
…t this time. If the blockchain proves to be secure and valuable, Coinbase may choose to support it. At that point, your account will be credited with an amount of Bitcoin Gold equal to your Bitcoin (BTC) balance at the time of the fork.
There is an increased value for the user to observe these events as they happen, and the technology is improving that will allow anyone to have a deeper level of immersion in real-time experiences.