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Hard Fork vs Soft Fork

  Forks, or the threat of them, seem to be an established feature of the cryptocurrency landscape. But what are they? Why are they such a big deal? And what is the difference between a hard fork and a soft fork? A "fork," in programming terms, is an open-source code modification. Usually the forked code …

What is Bitcoin Cash?

  On August 1, 2017, the bitcoin protocol underwent a hard fork which split the network in two and gave birth to "bitcoin cash." Why did this happen and what are the consequences? Tired of the infighting and perceived lack of progress on bitcoin's scaling debate, and unhappy with the decision to go ahead with the SegWit upgrade (which would …