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Hard Fork

By CoinGecko | Updated on Aug 12, 2021
Forced bifurcation of a blockchain, which is usually given when a fairly significant change is implemented in the software code of a network. It results in a permanent divergence of a blockchain into two blockhains. The original blockchain does not recognize the new version.

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