Chain Splits and Resolutions

Alphonse Pace
Mar 7, 2017 · 7 min read

Types of Forks

Incompatible Hard Fork

Incompatible Hard Fork

Semi-Compatible Hard Forks

Semi-Compatible Fork

Compatible Hard Fork

Hard Fork

Soft Fork

Reorganization Risk and Split Risks

Mitigating Risk

Epilogue: Escaping a Miner Imposed Ruleset Change

Alphonse Pace

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Software engineer, Bitcoin user since 2011.

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