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A hard fork is a process of splitting any currency's Blockchain. It may be done for several reasons, such as fixing serious security loopholes in a cryptocurrency's source code, implementing new features and reverting transactions (as was the case for Ethereum's hard fork after The DAO was hacked). Hard forking requires a consensus of the majority of the nodes within the network of a cryptocurrency, after which they all switch to the new Blockchain, leaving the older version behind.
A Litecoin hard fork is being likened to the Bitcoin-Bitcoin Cash saga.
Litecoin is leading altcoin gains this week as news of a merchant platform excites traders.
Forking of Bitcoin’s original chain could become quite the trend in the coming year
The latest bitcoin hard fork aims to lift the interest-bearing benefits of traditional banking and bring it into the cryptocurrency world.
The US government has become an unlikely if accidental Bitcoin Cash proponent after a report claims Bitcoin itself is a “fork.”
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Bitcoin’s wild ride in 2017 included a number of notable hard forks from the original Blockchain.
The ‘revival’ of the supposed SegWit2x Bitcoin fork seems highly suspicious.
Controversial Bitcoin Hard Fork SegWit2x is making a low-key comeback this week, its developers say.
Super Bitcoin, the hard fork looking to implement 8MB blocks, will take its network snapshot Tuesday.
Achain partner talks to Cointelegraph about forks, Blockchain and cryptocommunity
Bitcoin God is the latest, most bizarre hard fork of the Bitcoin network, due to appear Dec. 25.
Bitcoin Diamond claims faster transactions, better privacy and lower costs.
Ethereum Classic has passed $30 as new momentum gives traders a reason to celebrate after months of non-growth.
The future of Ethereum, according to co-founder Vitalik Buterin
Bitcoin gaining traction in Asia, as Eastern exchanges help push the currency to a new all time high of $8725 on Saturday.
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