Login All news Marketcap Crypto Glossary Exchange Crypto meme
2020 ADV Europe, s.r.o. All Rights Reserved.
Back to all glossary

Hard Fork

The change in protocol of a crypto currency that results in the split of the blockchain, effectively creating a new blockchain so also a new currency.

The original currency still follows the old protocol, so no updates are needed by its users. However, the supporters of the new protocol have to update all nodes and also make changes to their mining devices etc ...

The most known Hard Forks are Bitcoing/Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum/Ethereum Classic.

Hard forks usually happen when a drastic update is needed or in case the community isn't able to agree on the future of the project.

Top Gainer24h
Top Looser24h
Crypto Glossary
Bug Bounty
Tech companies often offer so called Bug Bounty to ethical hackers, in orde…
Some who is HODL'ing coins ... not selling no matter what happens, hoping f…
Usually, when the price of a crypto currency moves significantly in one dir…
Great. First of all, please join us!
To customize your feed you must log in first. Allthecryptonews is a community to share and geek out about the latest news in cryptocurencie, ICO’s and so on. Join us.
We'll never post to any of your accounts without your permission.