Fork (disambiguation)

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”.

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
  • Code fork, an altcoin that is a derivative of Bitcoin

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