hard fork

hard fork

A change in software whereby both the old and new versions continue to exist, but they are not compatible with each other. In contrast, a "soft fork" implies a split but with some degree of compatibility. See fork.
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Bitcoin Cash is a hard fork of the world's most widely used cryptocurrency bitcoin.
Blockchain Foundry is also promising an improvement to the Syscoin protocol that will take place via a hard fork.
This happened after a supposed hard fork called Segwit2X got cancelled.
Due to the upcoming Bitcoin - Segwit2x hard fork, we've received too many requests from investors to extend DMarket Token presale.
In July and August, we had multiple news about an emerging civil war in Bitcoin that was connected to a technical issue called the hard fork.
My guess is that somebody will, at some point, and there will be a 2x hard fork even if it doesn't come right away.
Bitcoin wallet developer Jack Mallers described the proposed hard fork for segwit2x as "dangerous and a little reckless.
Either use your hands to pull them into sections or use two hard forks back-to-back to prise the clumps into sections.
It is looking at "on-chain" scaling solutions such as Plasma, which will require more hard forks if implemented.