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Soft Fork vs. Hard Fork

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bitcoinforum.com:
A good question asked by OratesFratres and a very good repply by asaltandbuttering on r/bitcoinforum

Q:

--- Quote ---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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A:

--- Quote ---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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Pezza:
well something i have learned very soon since joining looks like a great site and thanks for the info will look out for more great stuff.

Wolbachia:
thanks that is interesting

JasonKingss:
I'm always for the hardfork.

Sit:

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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