Dear TideBit valued Customers,
The Ethereum community has collectively decided to implement a hard fork of the Ethereum blockchain. This hard fork is intended to improve security and network stability. It is expected to take place at 1pm on October 16th (GMT+8) at block 4,370,000.
Temporary suspension of Ether transfer-in and transfer-out will begin about 1 hour prior to the execution of the hard fork. Please note that the suspension does not affect the availability of the ETH/HKD and ETH／USD trading on TideBit.
Since the switch to the new chain will happen automatically, no action is required on the part of our customers.
Eth transfer-in and transfer-outare expected to resume after the hard fork is complete and the operational stability of the Ethereum blockchain has been confirmed. Users will be notified when service has resumed.
Find more info on the Ethereum hard fork at
Confirm the current Ethereum block number at
We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your continued support.
The likelihood of a chain split as a result of the hard fork of the Ethereum blockchain is thought to be low.
TideBit will announce any follow-up measures at a later date in the event that a chain split in the Ethereum blockchain does occur.
We will not be liable for any damages to clients and/or third parties due to defects, changes, or other deficiencies in the content above.
We cannot answer any questions at this time about how we will respond should a chain split occur as a result of this hard fork.
16 October 2017