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“There are many different bitcoin forks.”

“Almost all bitcoin forks have proven to be near-worthless.”

“There are hard forks and there are soft forks.”

Definition(s) from the Web

  1. Fork may refer to: Chain fork (the occurrence of multiple blocks at the same height), Hardfork (a change to the protocol that makes previously invalid events valid), Softfork (a change to the protocol that would only invalidate previous transactions), or Code fork (an altcoin that is a derivative of Bitcoin). Source
  2. Fork is defined variously in cryptocurrencies. “what happens when a blockchain diverges into two potential paths forward”; “a change in protocol” or; a situation that “occurs when two or more blocks have the same block height”. Source
  3. Bitcoin forks are defined variantly as changes in the protocol of the bitcoin network or as the situations that occur “when two or more blocks have the same block height”. A fork influences the validity of the rules. Forks are typically conducted in order to add new features to a blockchain, to reverse the effects of hacking or catastrophic bugs. Forks require consensus to be resolved or else a permanent split emerges. Source

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