Crypto forking

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Krisztián G.
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Tamás D.
Updated
Apr 2022

cryptocurrency fork  occurs when one blockchain is divided into two blockchains. It happens when an update is made to the blockchain protocol but not all of the network participants agree to adopt it. There are two main types of forks:

  • Soft fork: a change to the software protocol where only previously valid transaction blocks are made invalid
  • Hard fork: a radical change to a network's protocol that makes previously invalid blocks and transactions valid
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Krisztián Gátonyi
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