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   30.07.2016 - How to split your ETC and ETH using MyEtherWallet

Let's split the ETH you have into clean ETH and clean ETC, each on it's own wallet.
This guide is for people who use MyEtherWallet (MEW) and don't want to bother with the complexities of having a "real" wallet and gigabytes of blockchain on their system.
(All the keys and passwords in this guide are fake, you should use good passwords and encrypted JSON versions!)

1. Have a wallet from before the fork.
2. Didn't receive any ETH into it after the fork (complicates things)

First, generate and secure the new wallets by going to MEW and using the "Generate wallet" function.
One for ETH, that we would call H ( 0x6F8B01Bf060d8C112A1056653a93c1Ace14f7feE for examples), and one for ETC - C ( 0xA8eDfF761E9B0Ae0e5307f3C270c2aa70dE1115a ).

The next steps are best performed with a small amout first, just in case you made any errors (this is a common sense wisdom of working with any crypto).

Go to the MEW's Send Ether function with your original ETH wallet.
It would show that you still have both ETH and ETC.
Use the ETH Only function to send all but a little of ETH to the H wallet.
You should leave a little ETH behind for gas, since the ETC transaction would have a ETH side of the contract.

Observe the funds on (ETH) and (ETC)

The ETH should go to the H wallet, and the old wallet should show almost empty.
The ETC should go out and back in, with nothing showing up on the C wallet.

Now, repeat the same steps for the C wallet.
Only this time chose the "Only ETC" option.
On getting back to MEW, you should see that your ETH balance is near zero, but ETC is still all there.

Once that transaction is sent, the old wallet will be near-empty on both chains, and you should observe the ETC on the C wallet.

Be aware that the "Only *" send the ether through a split contract, which would produce an output that most sites like exchanges don't recognize.
So, if you want to send the ETC to an exchange, for example, you should use the "ETH (Standard Transaction)" function.

You might observe that doing so with MEW from your ETC wallet would produce an error message.

MEW's code checks for error conditions and does not let the transaction thru.
You see the field named "Signed Transaction"? That is the code that should be transmitted to the blockchain.

One option is to transmit it manually, i.e. using (CEW).
Go to CEW's "Offline transaction" page, paste the above hex from MEW into the "Step 3: Send / Publish Transaction (Online Computer)" field, and transmit.

Alternatively, you can use CEW just like MEW, and "Send transaction" from there, but at the moment that site is not even HTTPS and i'm wary of it.
Using a pre-signed transaction in there mitigates any flaws it might have.

If you liked this guide, feel free to donate.
ETH: 0xa2B2181ff022E6b8E9486d5B7991B1c344E2A996
BTC: 1Jsk3JxQmFQP5dwe3gLpJueC3QUp61iFuU

I just transferred eth from coinbase to a hard wallet, Can I split the ETH? My eth was on gdax and I did not receive ETC during the short period coinbase supported etc.
01.01.2018 21:41 - HaveQuestion

I transferred 1 ETH to ETC wallet in Kucoin. Is it possible to recover it back? KuCoin support is not of much help. Can someone help me please?
29.12.2017 13:14 - Vivek

Ive have sent ETC to my ETH jaxx wallet how can i find it and send it to my ETC wallet?
11.06.2017 04:58 - Ilias

Sent ETC to ETH to JAXX wallet 13 days ago and I have been looking everywhere how to get it back, can anyone help?!
06.06.2017 02:26 - IMsoLOST


I do not have the prerequisites
1. Have a wallet from before the fork.
2. Didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t receive any ETH into it after the fork (complicates things)

I just sent some ETC to my ETH jaxx wallet. Cant this article help me?
31.05.2017 03:30 - Bruno

very new to this blockchain stuff. and was trying to convert etc to eth in the jaxx app. now i want to get back my etc and dont quite know how. anyone can help? how do I use my private key from my jaxx wallet. and what if the show 0 balance. where should the balance appear. didnt have the address prefork. does this article still applies to my situation?
31.05.2017 02:50 - rale

Thank you for saving a day .... I almost lost 5ETH worth $850 by sending ETH to ETC in Jaxx Wallet.

Followed your instructions and all worked.
29.05.2017 16:26 - MAX

Hey! thanks for the guide. It is now 5/25/2017, and are you sure that this guide still works for splitting? I do have presale stuff.

25.05.2017 18:31 - Ethhead

Holy shit dude, you had 12534 ETH? That\'s worth like $2 million now!
23.05.2017 02:26 - liv

Hi alain.

As far as i understood you, you expect to get ETC from a transaction originating from a contract that only exists on the ETH chain?

If so, no luck - ETC only mirrors ETH that was there pre-fork. After the fork the mirroring is usually accidental, that is if someone sent you ETH without splitting away their ETC first. "DAO refund" contract won't exist on the ETC chain, so there is nowhere for ETC to appear.

Something along these lines.
08.08.2016 22:44 - Artlav

I withdraw my ETH against my "DAO-token" after the fork,
and the corresponding ETC do not appear in my Wallett (with MEW) : what's the problem ?

Thanks for the guide !
( for the answer)
07.08.2016 19:37 - alain

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