The Shelley hardfork upgrade successfully took place on Wednesday 29th July 2020 at 21:44:51 UTC, [starting at epoch 208 (slot 4492800)]
This is an exciting period for Cardano, as we transform from a static, federated blockchain to a new dynamic, decentralized era, with staking, delegation and rewards.
It’s also a process that requires close and careful coordination with exchanges and any other third party currently integrated to Cardano.
Over the past two months, we have been working closely to support exchanges as they plan their Shelley upgrades.
During this transition process, everyone’s ada will be completely safe and unaffected, whether stored in a local wallet (e.g. Daedalus, Yoroi, Ledger, Trezor etc.) or on an exchange. Your ada holding details are stored securely on the blockchain itself. You do not need to send your ada anywhere – maintain high vigilance against scammers and please ensure you continue to follow safe practice when it comes to storing your wallet recovery phrase and spending passwords.
However, we do anticipate some exchange downtime/service interruption with some exchanges, as they complete their integration work. ada holders keeping their funds on an exchange will be able to continue to be able to trade during this period, they may encounter issues making withdrawals and deposits temporarily during the time their exchange is updating.
We continue to work closely with all exchanges to support them through the integration and to swiftly address any issues slowing them down. Exchanges now have full access to our latest testnet to support their integration work. However, every exchange is different and follows their own integration processes and timelines.
For the latest status on your preferred exchange, please find a list of links below of major exchanges we are currently working with on integration.
We’ll be updating this page at least twice a day this week (at 10:00 UTC & 16:00 UTC) to keep the status information as up to date as possible.
If you experience any access issues around this time on your preferred exchange platform, please first contact and log a support ticket with them if necessary. We recommend you also check their Twitter – often they will communicate status updates from there. Please also log a support request with us, using the "Submit a request" button. If we know which exchanges are having issues, we can help triage and ensure your exchange has got what it needs to complete an efficient transition to Shelley-era functionality.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
|Bidesk||Shelley integration in progress|
|VCC Exchange||Shelley integration in progress|
|ETORO||Shelley integration in progress|
|Coinmama||Shelley integration in progress|
|Yoroi Chrome Extension||Shelley-ready + staking|
|Yoroi Mobile Android||Shelley-ready + staking|
|Yoroi Mobile iOS||Shelley-ready + staking|
|Abra Wallet||Shelley integration in progress|
NOTE: We’re continuing to work closely with all exchanges listing ada to enable deposits and withdrawals as soon as possible. We have made good progress and still have a few more more to complete. Due to the nature of their existing integrations, some exchanges require more complex/custom work than others and we are collaborating closely to enable this. For example, Bittrex has required some additional custom wallet integrations. We have put dedicated resources on this and continue to work closely on this together with Bittrex. Thanks to all ada holders for their patience while we complete these final integrations.