Poloniex announced Tuesday it will be the first cryptocurrency exchange to offer trading for the pending bitcoin cash (BCH) hard fork amid an ongoing debate over the technology’s roadmap.
Starting Wednesday night, Poloniex, operated by Goldman Sachs-backed startup Circle, revealed it will begin offering customers the option to buy bitcoin cash ABC (BCHABC) and bitcoin cash SV (BCHSV) trading tokens.
This is the first time Poloniex has offered trading pairs for a crypto asset prior to a possible fork, a move it says is part of a wider strategy to increase the company’s customer experience, according to a company blog post.
The post reads:
“We’re doing this to empower customers to demonstrate their support for one coin over the other through trading activity. Poloniex will also support trading markets for both tokens after the hard fork.”