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Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:12:07 PM »
A good question asked by OratesFratres and a very good repply by asaltandbuttering on r/bitcoinforum

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Could someone explain to me what these even mean? I'm still new to this, it's just that I'm still learning the terminology.
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoinforum/comments/7u2dq9/soft_fork_vs_hard_fork/

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Hard fork creates a new network which folks must update their software to join. Soft forks do not create a new network.
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoinforum/comments/7u2dq9/soft_fork_vs_hard_fork/dthkeyb/
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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 01:57:53 PM »
I'm always for the hardfork.
Significant improvements can be done. People just have to adapt. And they will if money is involved
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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 07:25:02 AM »
Very interesting topic.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 09:21:42 AM »
Thank you for the explanation!

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 09:58:25 AM »
Hard forks is a permanent divergence in the the block chain, commonly occurs when non-upgraded nodes can’t validate blocks created by upgraded nodes that follow newer consensus rules. While Soft forks is a temporary divergence in the block chain caused by non-upgraded nodes not following new consensus rules

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 12:35:19 PM »
thank u for giving time to understand

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 12:53:03 PM »
I believe that hard fork can solve more problems and bring more needed changes

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 10:51:31 PM »
Interesting topic yet again.  I agree that hard fork would allow more positive results.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 12:42:34 PM »
A brilliant answer and I agree with the saying that hard fork is a practice of generating new networks which ia surely more attractive option as well. You can not generate networks with the soft fork! What do you think guys in this regard?

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 02:54:08 PM »
Soft fork and hard fork is related to any divergence in the blockchain. A hard fork occurs when a single cryptocurrency splits in two. It occurs due to the change of the code. In a soft fork only one blockchain remains valid. Do you people agree with me?

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2018, 07:35:03 AM »
Thank you for the explanation!

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 02:37:25 PM »
Yes thanks for the explanation. it's interesting to recover some forgotten knowledge!

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 09:08:27 AM »
Thank you for the explanation! So does this mean with a soft fork, the users dont have to do anything, but with a hard fork they need to update a software? I still don't quite understand when a hard fork needs to happen/ when a soft fork needs to happen. Can anyone maybe explain why each ones happen? Thanks in advance:)
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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2018, 01:10:45 PM »
It seems like hard fork is better i was wondering what all can be done in soft fork, well thanks for the valuable information

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2018, 12:36:24 PM »
Great explanation. Thanks


 


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