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Blockchain.com recently announced that they have now added support for Bitcoin Cash on the popular Blockchain.info wallet.

According to the update, users who had Bitcoins in their Blockchain.info wallets on August 1st, 2017, will now be able to access the same amount of Bitcoin Cash as well:

“Since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork activated on August 1st, we’ve continued to monitor this emerging digital asset and confirmed in a brief update our decision to roll out limited support, in line with our users’ requests, within approximately 8 weeks.

We’re excited to share that, as of today, any user who had a Bitcoin balance in their Blockchain wallet when the fork activated, will be able to access the same amount in BCH.

Users can now store, exchange, and send Bitcoin Cash by clicking on General in the Settings menu of their web wallet. In the future, we may offer expanded support.”

Bitcoin Cash is basically a clone of the original Bitcoin chain with a higher block size capacity, and is the result of the August 1st hard-fork. Users who had Bitcoin in their wallets on that day also got an equal amount of Bitcoin Cash.

The Blockchain.info service is among the oldest, created in August 2011, and provides around 17.5 million users a web-wallet service for Bitcoin. Web wallets are preferred by users because they do not require technical know-how or the need to set up a client on your computer and sync it with the complete blockchain.

While the service only supported Bitcoin for 6 years, it also added support for Ethereum in August this year – a feature that users regularly requested.

Just recently, the Blockchain service also raised $40 Million in funding for expansion and digital asset R&D, a development, which according to a board member, Jeremy Liew, is going to put the service at the fore-front of the blockchain revolution:

“Blockchain was one of the first digital currency wallets, quickly grew to market leadership, and has only extended its lead since then. Now that bitcoin and Blockchain have started to get broader traction, they are the best positioned to become the mainstream leaders.”

Interestingly, today we also saw Bitcoin breaking the $5,000 barrier and it seems like it is geared up to reach higher limits, trading currently at over $5,200. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash is currently trading at $324.55.