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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 #60 on: August 26, 2021, 02:43:32 PM »

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2021, 12:40:43 PM »
I'm always for the hardfork.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2021, 04:59:57 PM »

Hello everyone, today I found an interesting article in coincodex about Hard Forks in Cryptocurrencies. In it, Dmitry Mishunin expresses his opinion on the usefulness of a hard fork. I'm not entirely sure, but he seems to be writing that hard forks prevent the possibility of a hacker attack. Is it so?

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2021, 10:09:35 AM »
Hard forks and soft forks are essentially the same in the sense that when a cryptocurrency platform's existing code is changed, an old version remains on the network while the new version is created. Both forks create a split, but a hard fork creates two blockchains and a soft fork is meant to result in one.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2022, 09:17:47 AM »

The terms soft fork and hard fork describe compatibility changes in the underlying protocol.
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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2022, 10:50:58 AM »
This topic is interesting to me. Thank you for the information.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2022, 11:30:50 AM »
There are two ways to update a chain: a soft fork and a hard fork. Think of a soft fork as a software update that is backward compatible. How does that work? Even if you are using MS Excel 2005 in your laptop and you want to open a spreadsheet created with MS Excel 2015, you can still do so because MS Excel 2015 is backward compatible.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2022, 11:32:01 AM »
There are two ways to update a chain: a soft fork and a hard fork. Think of a soft fork as a software update that is backward compatible. How does that work? Even if you are using MS Excel 2005 in your laptop and you want to open a spreadsheet created with MS Excel 2015, you can still do so because MS Excel 2015 is backward compatible.

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2022, 01:57:36 AM »
Quite educational, thanks!
Now I know the difference

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Re: Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork
« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2022, 11:40:05 AM »
I am always on the hard fork side. It has better opportunities.

 

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