Fork Definition

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A cryptocurrency fork is an event when the blockchain of the cryptocurrency is split into two versions that differ technically. Both blockchain versions share the same history up until the fork block, and, depending on the fork, the resulting blockchains can be either very similar or very different.

Forks happen when different groups of cryptocurrency developers have different visions for the future of the currency, or to address a problem (a hack or a bug).

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