Details on the 11/15/2018 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork and surrounding outage at our ATMs. BCH stored in your own wallet is safe and no action is required, though preparations for claiming any minority chain coins may need to be done ahead of any split.
You may now purchase Bitcoin Cash at Athena-branded ATMs in 8 states! You can also sell BCH at any of our cash-dispensing machines. Bitcoin Cash joins Bitcoin and Litecoin with support across our network.
Split or extract your Bitcoin Cash using the Edge wallet! Everyone holding bitcoin in an Athena Bitcoin, Airbitz, Coinsource, Bitcoin Depot, or other similar wallet as of August 1st were given an equivalent amount of bitcoin cash tokens! You may now access those BCH just by logging into Edge and selecting the Split option.
A recap of the November 10-12 BTC backlog from the perspective of a Bitcoin ATM operator
An explanation--as accessible as possible--of what caused the second largest transaction backlog in Bitcoin's history! (11/10 - 11/12/2017)
Bitcoin Gold is a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain that is based off of bitcoin balances as of October 23rd. Here we discuss how and if you should retrieve your Bitcoin Gold from your Athena or Airbitz wallet.
Here we explain how Athena Bitcoin app users can technically claim and begin using your Bitcoin Cash coins from August 1st.
Bitcoin Cash split from Bitcoin on August 1st. Here's what we know so far....
Bitcoin Cash is launching on August 1st. This is a split from the main Bitcoin network by a minority group. If Bitcoin Cash survives, then anyone holding bitcoin in a private wallet as of August 1st will receive an equivalent amount of Bitcoin Cash. Important information inside.
Bitcoin is overdue for an upgrade that should reduce fees and decrease wait times. Unfortunately, upgrading a decentralized network is far from easy. We, at Athena, would like to educate our customers on some of the issues and risks coming to Bitcoin very soon.