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“They couldn’t gain consensus so they had to hard fork.

“A hard fork is how we ended up with the shitcoin: Bitcoin Cash.”

“This shitcoin I heard about is amazing… It’s a hard fork from Bitcoin.”

Definition(s) from the Web

  1. A hardfork is a change to the bitcoin protocol that makes previously invalid blocks/transactions valid, and therefore requires all users to upgrade. Any alteration to bitcoin which changes the block structure (including block hash), difficulty rules, or increases the set of valid transactions is a hardfork. However, some of these changes can be implemented by having the new transaction appear to older clients as a pay-to-anybody transaction (of a special form), and getting the miners to agree to reject blocks including the pay-to-anybody transaction unless the transaction validates under the new rules. This is known as a softfork. Source
  2. Hard forks splitting bitcoin (aka “split coins”) are created via changes of the blockchain rules and sharing a transaction history with bitcoin up to a certain time and date. Source

See Also

Soft Fork

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