A fork is a project that splits from an earlier project and goes in a slightly different direction.

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What if the execution time for an alt coin script exceeds the block time?

I don't know when and how often a script is executed, but it seems to me that there would be a problem if a single script (or a sum of all scripts in a block) exceeds the time it takes to be included ...
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When did litecoin fork bitcoin?

I'm looking for the git tag of Bitcoin at the time of the fork as well as litecoin after the fork
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What happens to my bitcoins if there's a permanent fork in the chain?

Let's say the year is 2034 (optimistic?) and the New New World has adopted Bitcoin as its currency, and now there's a civil war, and naturally the two sides want to have their own version of Bitcoin ...
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When will a block not be forwarded?

I'm currently trying to detect blockchain forks and I noticed that even when dumping all blocks I get to a separate file I seem to miss a few. Specifically I'm looking for the blocks marked as ...
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What is the longest blockchain fork that has been orphaned to date?

The orphaned blocks view from BlockChain.info shows a recent fork of the blockchain (starting with block 173,928) that went four blocks long before being orphaned. Other than the controlled rewind ...
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How often forks occur?

How often do forks occur in the block chain? I'm interested in the small, one block forks that happen when two miners create a block at the similar time.
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How are transactions in discarded forks merged back into the blockchain?

It sounds like transactions in discarded blocks are propagated back to the network to be included in the next block to be generated, is that the case? If so, is that triggered in the client when it ...
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How does a client decide which is the longest block chain if there is a fork?

Is it only the block height or is it the effort that went into the forks? In other words: does this decision account for different difficulties?
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How does merged mining work?

How does the implementation of merged mining affect the global hash rate of alt chains? Does one solution fit all? Does one solution fit some? Does the rate of "solutions that will fit" decrease ...