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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 #45 on: October 24, 2019, 09:16:08 AM »
I myself do not fully understand the difference.  I understand that "Hard Fork" is a more risky game.  But thanks for the explanation, it helped someone.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2019, 07:50:57 AM »
Soft fork for me as it can still work with older versions.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2019, 07:39:23 PM »
For me so hard fork is better

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2019, 10:42:45 AM »
 How would you explain hard fork and soft fork to a layman
 

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2019, 09:43:49 PM »
For me so hard fork is better


It seems that was really the idea.
I've followed crypto since 2017 but I did not paid attention to what's the difference between the two. So far that was a simple explanation anyone could understand. The altcoins left in my Binance account probably experience hardfork since I put the funds there as I noticed there was a difference coin which I know I did not bought so I am guessing that was an effect of hardfork.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2020, 06:58:38 AM »
Hard fork. What's the idea to make fork, if nothing special didn't changed?

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2020, 12:34:21 PM »
Interesting topic yet again.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2020, 08:05:47 AM »
Hard forks is a permanent divergence while soft fork is temporary


 


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