Circle owned cryptocurrency trading exchange Poloniex has announced that they will be opening trading for bitcoin cash projects pre-fork.
As of today, Poloniex will be offering customers the option to trade two tokens which will stem from the upcoming Bitcoin Cash ($BCH) hard fork.
The coins include Bitcoin Cash ABC ($BCHABC) and Bitcoin Cash SV ($BCHSV).
In the announcement, Poloniex explains that they will be taking a neutral stand and allow the community "to decide which chain to support, and we want to empower the community to demonstrate their support through trading activity."
The announcement sees a first for Poloniex by offering pre-fork trading on the exchange in an effort to "make Poloniex one of the most innovative exchanges in the world."
The pre-fork trading pairs will include: BCHSV/USDC, BCHABC/USDC, BCHSV/BTC, and BCHABC/BTC. Customers can convert $BCH into equivalent amounts of $BCHABC and $BCHSV, however they will not be able to withdraw the new coins before the fork.
Poloniex is currently supporting the fork, so users who own $BCH will not need to do anything. The fork is planned to happen on the 15 November.
1/ NEWS: Ahead of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork, we are opening pre-fork trading of the two planned protocol upgrades, Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV. Learn more here: https://t.co/KitP8N4tCf pic.twitter.com/RcDBke6DLP— Poloniex Exchange (@Poloniex) November 8, 2018