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How to buy Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in Canada

A beginner's guide to buying and selling BCH in Canada.

Bitcoin Cash
BCH- USD
STORE-OF-VALUE
$622.09
+ $0.81 ( + 0.13%)

How to buy Bitcoin Cash

Look for an exchange that supports both fiat and cryptocurrency to simplify buying Bitcoin Cash.

  1. Open an account on an exchange that supports BCH.
    Jump to our table to compare popular options — just remember that most exchanges require an email address, phone number and proof of ID to register.
  2. Deposit funds into your account.
    Fund your account with a bank transfer, pay with a credit or debit card or deposit cryptocurrency from a crypto wallet to buy Bitcoin Cash.
  3. Buy Bitcoin Cash.
    Complete your Bitcoin Cash purchase and then find the best wallet to store BCH.
Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

What is Bitcoin Cash?

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a fork of Bitcoin (BTC), which means it is similar but different to the original. Bitcoin Cash arose due a disagreement between various Bitcoin stakeholders, who wanted to take the protocol in different directions. As a result the blockchain forked, resulting in two separate blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin received the majority of community support and held onto the name, while Bitcoin Cash established itself as a competitor. Bitcoin Cash is designed to facilitate faster and cheaper transactions than Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the 19th largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $11,740,076,721. The current price of Bitcoin Cash is $621.77, which is -1.231% lower than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $633.64 and $610.29 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of October 25, 2021 05:10 UTC.

Where to buy Bitcoin Cash

Find an exchange to buy, sell and trade BCH by comparing deposit methods, supported fiat currencies and fees. Select Go to site to sign up directly with the provider.

Name Product Deposit methods Fiat Currencies Cryptocurrencies
Bitbuy Digital Currency Exchange
Cryptocurrency, Interac e-Transfer, Wire transfer
CAD

9
cryptocurrencies

Get a $20 bonus when you open an account and deposit at least CAD$250. T&Cs apply.
At this Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange, you can fund your account in CAD via Interac eTransfer and bank wire.
Netcoins Exchange
Netcoins Exchange
Cryptocurrency, Interac e-Transfer, Bank Wire, Online Bill Payments
CAD

7
cryptocurrencies

Buy Bitcoin and 5 other cryptocurrencies instantly using this straightforward broker.
CoinSmart Cryptocurrency Exchange
Credit card, Debit card, Interac e-Transfer, Bank Wire, Bank Draft
CAD

10
cryptocurrencies

Get a $20 bonus in BTC when you open an account and deposit at least CAD$100. T&Cs apply.
Buy and sell cryptocurrency quickly and easily, with instant verification and 24/7 customer support, on this Canadian exchange.
Gate.io Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
USD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, AUD, CHF, MXN

301
cryptocurrencies

Finder exclusive: New users get $90 worth of Gate.IO points and an airdrop of $5 in random tokens if trade volume exceeds $100 in their first week. T&Cs apply.
A feature-rich exchange with over 700 tokens including derivatives, yield farming and lending products.
Coinberry Cryptocurrency Exchange
Credit card, Debit card, Interac e-Transfer, Wire transfer
CAD

6
cryptocurrencies

Get a $20 bonus when you buy or sell at least CAD$50 in digital currency. T&Cs apply.
Buy and sell cryptocurrency with Canadian dollars on this beginner-friendly Canadian exchange.
Crypto.com App
Credit card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, TransferWise, SEPA
USD, AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, NZD, SGD, JPY, ZAR & 9+ more

153
cryptocurrencies

Buy 100+ cryptocurrencies, earn up to 14.5% p.a. on holdings, pay with your crypto for cashback at stores, get loans and more with this complete crypto-finance platform.
Wealthsimple Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer (EFT)
CAD

26
cryptocurrencies

Get a $50 cash bonus and commission-free trades when you open a Wealthsimple Trade or Crypto account and deposit and trade at least $150. Sign-up today to take advantage of this offer!
Buy and sell a range of cryptocurrencies instantly with no deposit or withdrawal fees.
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Is it a good time to buy Bitcoin Cash?

The technical analysis gauge for Bitcoin Cash displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation to buy, sell or trade. It represents a technical analysis of Bitcoin Cash based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators based on the performance of Bitcoin Cash: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how BCH performs.


Bitcoin Cash at a glance

Information last updated October 25, 2021 05:10 UTC.
Coin symbol BCH
Coin Marketcap US$11,740,076,721
Total BCH supply 21,000,000
Circulating BCH 18,881,612
Current price US$621.77
All time high US$3,785.82
All time high date December 20, 2017

Bitcoin Cash price performance over time

Historical prices compared with the price of US$621.77.

1 hour -0.32%
24 hours -1.23%
7 days 1.70%
14 days 6.35%
30 days 21.28%
60 days -4.00%
200 days 0.16%
1 year 126.07%

How to sell Bitcoin Cash

You can cash out your BCH with the same exchange you bought it through:

  1. Sign in to the exchange you have BCH on.
    If you store your Bitcoin Cash in a digital wallet, compare crypto exchanges to sell it on.
  2. Place a sell order.
    Choose the amount of BCH you'd like to sell.
  3. Complete your transaction.
    Confirm the sell price and fees and close your sale of Bitcoin Cash.

What to consider when buying Bitcoin Cash

Buying cryptocurrencies is risky. Digital currencies are complicated and speculative assets, and there are multiple factors that can have an effect on the value of any coin or token. Make sure you research and understand the driving forces behind crypto price movements before making a purchase. If you’re thinking of buying Bitcoin Cash, consider the following factors:
  • Branding: Bitcoin Cash is not the same as Bitcoin, despite attempts by some to confused new users. As such, do not think of BCH as a cheaper version of Bitcoin, they are distinctly different cryptocurrencies.
  • Difference to Bitcoin: The primary difference between Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin is that BCH uses larger (32MB) blocks, which means it can fit more transactions in each block. This makes for cheaper and faster transaction times.
  • Distribution: When the hard fork occurred, Bitcoin Cash coins were distributed to all bitcoin holders at a 1:1 ratio. If you held Bitcoin in August 2017 when the fork occurred, you may have unclaimed Bitcoin Cash (BCH) coins in your wallet already.
  • Adoption: Bitcoin Cash originated in mid-2017 and has failed to establish itself as the primary Bitcoin blockchain in that time. As such, be wary of the future of Bitcoin Cash, given it’s failure to replace Bitcoin.
  • Dwindling usage: Data from blockchain research firm Chainalysis of payments received by 17 of the largest cryptocurrency merchant processing services worldwide revealed that Bitcoin Cash payments diminished by almost two thirds (-65%) between March and May 2018. However, it’s worth pointing out that bitcoin experienced an even larger usage drop (~85%) during the same period.
  • Capabilities: During stress tests conducted in September 2018, Bitcoin Cash showed it was capable of handling up to 25,000 transactions per block. This equates to around 40 transactions per second (tps), which is well above Bitcoin’s maximum capacity of around 7.
  • So many bitcoins: Bitcoin Cash is one of several bitcoin forks to include bitcoin in its name, with others including Bitcoin Diamond and Bitcoin Gold. Forked coins are viewed with scepticism by many crypto enthusiasts, while there’s also the risk that the sheer number of bitcoin variants available confuses and reduces the number of potential buyers.

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Cash, are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance of BCH is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the Bitcoin Cash or any other cryptocurrency discussed.


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