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General DiscussionA Guide to Forks/Splits and how to benefit from it.

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A Guide to Forks/Splits and how to benefit from it.

Postby tabrisli » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:35 am

Hi everyone,
when I first started trading and first heard about the concept of a fork, I still remember I had no idea what it meant.
Thankfully my friends explained to me patiently (hell no... just kidding) and its quite a unique thing to crypto currency.
Its not too difficult to understand in the end.

Why do we split
Basically, inefficiencies in the design and software code for a crypto currency may result in higher mining fees due to higher computation consumption. And these are the things we want less of, not more of.
Another reason for wanting a fork could be that a bug is discovered in the current way the blockchain is built.

So what is a split
And in a nutshell, there will come to a point where the current code version's inefficiencies so detrimental, the community decides to make a newer version of the crypto currency and hence you will have two prevailing codes of the same crypto currency in circulation.

How does it happen
The community will decide on a certain block number when the split will occur, announce to the public and then vote whether to proceed.
Do note that whether the split proceeds or not needs a majority vote of the key stakeholders, personnel including miners and software advisors/gurus.

How can you benefit from it
Check out the link above to understand how you can gain from a fork/split.
https://news.bitcoin.com/a-bitcoin-user ... ifications

NOTE: this does not happen everytime. But when a split occur, you can sometimes get 1 of each of the coin that the first coin split into.
Its worth checking but sometimes the free coin may not be worth going for... or is it? :)

Where you can find out more on forks
Check here: http://www.coincalendar.info
The coin calendar tells you when splits and major events are occuring :)

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Re: A Guide to Forks/Splits and how to benefit from it.

Postby Ultimatebtc » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:42 am

yes, need to make sure we got the coin in the coin compliant wallets for the bonus "forked" coin (if any).
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