How To Claim or Otherwise Obtain Bitcoin Atom (BCA)

Bitcoin Atom
Jan 18, 2018 · 3 min read

Bitcoin Block #505888 is Coming Up Fast — Here’s What You Need To Do

Bitcoin Atom (BCA) is one of the most exciting forks of Bitcoin, and the fork is coming up quickly, at Bitcoin block #505888, estimated to occur on January 25–26, 2018.

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If You Hold Bitcoin (BTC), You Are Eligible For 1:1 Equivalent Bitcoin Atom (BCA)

If you hold BTC (Bitcoin), you inherently qualify for a 1:1 matching amount of Bitcoin Atom (BCA). How can you claim your Bitcoin Atom?

On Exchanges

You simply need to move your BTC to a Bitcoin Atom partner exchange prior to the fork date (Jan 25–26), block number 505888, in order to claim your BCA.

From Wallets

You just export your current private key and import it into Bitcoin Atom compatible wallet in order to claim your BCA.

Current Bitcoin Atom Exchange and Wallet Partners





ESR Wallet

ATOM Wallet (available soon)

For the most current list of Bitcoin Atom exchange and wallet partners, please visit the Bitcoin Atom website at

What If You Don’t Have Any Bitcoin (BTC)?

You have several other options available, to obtain Bitcoin Atom (BCA).

You Can Earn Bitcoin Atom Through Our Bounty Program

Get all the details on the Bitcoin Atom bounty program on Bitcointalk, here.

You Can Buy Bitcoin Atom (BCA) Futures

Bitcoin Atom exchange partner YoBit is offering Bitcoin Atom futures. To see pricing and charts, please see the Bitcoin Atom markets page on CoinMarketCap.

You Can Mine Bitcoin Atom (BCA)

Bitcoin Atom uses the same hashing algorithm as Bitcoin (BTC), and so, any mining operation that is set up to mine BTC is set up to mine Bitcoin Atom (BCA). And if your favorite cloud mining service isn’t set up for BCA yet, please feel free to encourage them to do so. Just tell them to email for all necessary details.

You Can Buy Bitcoin Atom on Exchanges, as of the Fork (Bitcoin block #505888)

Bitcoin Atom exchange partners will offer Bitcoin Atom for purchase as of the time of the fork. And if your favorite cryptocurrency exchange isn’t set up for BCA yet, please feel free to encourage them to do so. Just tell them to email for all necessary details. The current list of Bitcoin Atom exchange partners is listed and linked above, and you can always check to see when more have been added.


Bitcoin Atom (BCA) is a SegWit enabled Bitcoin fork with on-chain atomic swaps on board and hybrid consensus. Bitcoin Atom enables truly decentralized digital asset exchange by utilizing hash time-locked contracts (HTLCs) and its own HTLC API, giving independence from intermediaries and any centralized entities.

Bitcoin Atom’s development team is working on a special embedded toolkit for both on-chain and off-chain atomic swaps, allowing for exchanging any cryptocurrencies in a hassle-free way across different blockchains. Lightning Network off-chain swaps scheduled to be launched in 2018.

For additional information, please visit Bitcoin Atom’s website at

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