Bitcoin cash was born as a result of a hard fork of bitcoin on August 1, 2017 in an effort to solve scalability issues. By increasing block sizes to 8MB, bitcoin cash transactions typically have lower transaction fees than bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash transactions should not be sent to Bitcoin addresses, and vice versa, as they are separate networks.
It takes approximately 10 minutes for a block to be confirmed on the Bitcoin Cash network. Fees are calculated according to the transaction's data size and paid in bitcoin cash.
NOTE: If you had Bitcoin in your wallet on August 1st, you were automatically credited with the same amount of Bitcoin Cash.
We released a Bitcoin Cash withdrawal feature soon after the fork, allowing users to move their Bitcoin Cash out of their wallet. We now offer full Bitcoin Cash support, and any Bitcoin Cash that was in your wallet from the time of the fork or that was sent to your wallet afterwards will be accessible in your Bitcoin Cash wallet.
You can switch between currencies from the Home screen, which is accessible by the back arrow found on the top left of any currency screen.