ANON Fork Snapshot Was a Success; Here is How to Claim ANON

Everything You Need to Know About Claiming ANON

A new team took over Zclassic (ZCL) and they forked ZCL and BTC to create ANON. The snapshot blocks for ANON were ZCL 382,307 and BTC 540,870. We will walk you through how to claim ANON.

Summary: The ANON mainnet is live and the ANON wallet is too. To claim your ANON if you had your BTC and/or ZCL private keys, you need an ANON wallet. Here is the link to the official ANON wallet on GitHub. The link to this wallet is found on the official ANON site at the bottom of the home page.

TIP: Sometimes it is smart to do nothing if you don’t plan to trade your coins. Technically you own ANON as long as you own your ZCL and BTC private keys. There is no time limit on claiming ANON in theory. The wallet software is brand new, so some may want to wait a bit for kinks to get worked out. Those who rush to claim their ANON do so at their own risk (same for any fork really).

Using Best Practices to Claim Your ANON

WARNING: Be careful when using this software! It is highly experimental. Always test with small amounts first! It is your responsibility to properly handle your private keys! – From the ANON GitHub (take that as a word of caution)

Please follow the directions below to safely claim your ANON if you were in control of your private keys.

  1. Download the latest version of the official ANON wallet from the anonymousbitcoin GitHub (TIP: grab the exe. for PC and the .dmg for mac).
  2. Move your funds out of the ZCL and BTC wallet addresses you had your ZCL and BTC on. So, for example, you would create a new ZCL address and send your ZCL to that address for ZCL. The goal here is to have a zero, or near zero balance on the address you had coins on before the fork so you can safely claim your ANON with the corresponding private key.
  3. Import your private key from your old (and now empty) ZCL and BTC wallets to your ANON wallet. That generally means copying your private key in your old wallet and then in the ANON wallet going to Wallet > Import Private key and putting the private key in.

Doing that should result in you have balances of ANON in 1:1 and 1:2 ratios to your BTC and ZCL accessible in your new ANON wallet.

Simple as that really.

I haven’t had a chance to do these steps, because I just saw the wallet was live (they had test builds on their GitHub prior to this; the latest release was apparently stable enough to tout on their official site, so this is a go for me). I will update this as needed after I claim mine.

TIP: Only the official wallet should be trusted, and even then you should be cautious and remove your balances before claiming ANON.

The Snapshot Block and Main Net Launch

First, anyone who had BTC or ZCL at the following blocks: ZCL 382,307 and BTC 540,870 now has 1:1 ANON for BTC and 1:2 ANON for ZCL.

The snapshot occurred, and the main net is live. So in theory all BTC and ZCL holders are now ANON holders too.

That said, there are a lot of notes to cover, so keep reading.

TIP: The snapshot is done, so you can move your BTC or ZCL now. Just make sure you retain the keys to the wallet you had your balance on.

More Information On Claiming ANON

To claim ANON you need to be in control of your BTC and/or ZCL private keys and/or have had BTC and/or ZCL on Cryptopia, Tradesatoshi, or SafeTrade at the time of the snapshot.

If you don’t control your keys or had crypto on another exchange or platform, then you can’t claim ANON unless your exchange makes good on the fork.

That means many who have ZCL and BTC won’t actually be able to claim ANON.

To Claim Your ANON on an Exchange

ANON’s Twitter says ANON is trading on Cryptopia, Tradesatoshi, and SafeTrade. However, I don’t see ANON on Cryptopia or Tradesatoshi!

That said, I can confirm ANON is trading on SafeTrade (see the ANON/BTC market on SafeTrade).

In theory if you had ZCL and/or BTC on any of those exchanges, you should now have a balance of ANON in proportion to your BTC and/or ZCL holdings. Meanwhile, you can make trades right now on SafeTrade (ironically, at your own risk).

IMPORTANT; AVOID GETTING SCAMMED: From my research I found only fake ANON wallets (and more than one fake ANON Twitter pretending to be ANON). Real Twitter: @ANON_WeAreANON. Real site: or (same site, just using a vanity URL). Assume everything else is fake and trying to get you to download malware! Please take care to follow best practices (including moving your BTC and ZCL before you go trying to claim ANON). I have ANON I need to claim myself, I promise I will be updating this page if and when I know of a safe way to do it. Until then, you may want to HODL to be safe. Remember, you can always go ahead and sell your BTC and ZCL in the meantime.

TIP: If you give away your ZCL and/or BTC keys, even if you moved your balances, it is game over for your ANON. You gave away your ANON. This is why you shouldn’t risk it, even if you move your balances.

NOTE: I am assuming the above are official site / Twitter because I got the information from Zclassic’s Twitter.

Where can I trade ANON? Cryptopia, Tradesatoshi, and SafeTrade.

How much does ANON trade for? ANON is trading for about $1.25 (0.00019500 BTC) on SafeTrade as I write this. Considering on got 2 ANON for every 1 ZCL (ZCL currently is worth about $4), it is a great ROI in theory. The reality however is that people can’t access their ANON, and few use SafeTrade, so the majority of people can’t realize the theoretical return.

NOTE: Although there was a sizable pullback, ZCL didn’t dump after the fork like it did with Bitcoin Private (it dumped like 90%+ after that fork). The new team seems serious about ZCL and ANON. With ZCL steady, you might want to give ZCL another chance. Your call, clearly we are in a bear market, but for those in crypto anyway, it is worth noting that the ZCL team has changed. Just figured I’d note it since Bitcoin Private fork pump left such a bad taste in everyone’s mouths. UPDATE: ZCL dumped a bit the following days and the ANON team has been a little incompetent when it comes to communication. Insert *facepalm*. This is way better than the Bitcoin Private debacle, but not by as wide as margins as I was hoping for given the new team.


Author: Thomas DeMichele

Thomas DeMichele has been working in the cryptocurrency information space since 2015 when was created. He has contributed to MakerDAO, Alpha Bot (the number one crypto bot on Discord),...

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