Questions tagged [blockchain-fork]

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How do I store coins during the bitcoin segwit2x hard fork?

Where should I securely store my coins during the fork? A Legacy address or a Segwit address? I keep them on a Segwit address right now but I want to be sure that the fork won't affect my funds if ...
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How is the value of a forked currency being determined? [duplicate]

As in the case of Bitcoin's hard fork Bitcoin Cash, what determines the value of the forked currency? Say before the fork I had X BTC; then now after the fork I have X BTC and X BCH. What does affect ...
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is it possible to replace the cryptography and public key algorithms in Bitcoin?

Is it possible to replace the cryptographic algorithms used in Bitcoin, such as the hash algorithms and the elliptic curve public key cryptography? Does this require a soft fork or a hard fork?
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Now that the hard fork is coming Will replay attacks if not dealt with destory the coin's value? [closed]

As we all know there's a hardfork coming our way this November. My question is now that the hard fork is coming Will replay attacks if not dealt with destory the coin's value? Because if this issue ...
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Why do hard forks need special rules to allow replay protection?

I've seen a lot of methods hard forked chains use to provide both strong and opt-in replay protection so that transactions are only valid on one of the chains. Examples of such rules include using a ...
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How to keep my bitcoin safe when I move my bcash?

I had some bitcoin during the coinsplit, so now I have bcash that I want to move. When I send bcash there is a risk that someone copies the transactions and uses it to steal my bitcoin. Most people ...
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What is Bitcoin Gold?

There have been a lot of discussions about bitcoin-gold. What is it? I couldn't find an official website or something?
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Who managed bitcoin and ethereum decision making? Who approves Bitcoin upgrades and forks?

To my knowledge in Bitcoin and Ethereum decision makings are decided by the miners and developers. I like to know who makes the final say on the approval of a change to Bitcoin/Ethereum code or ...
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Preparing for Bitcoin Gold

I have been holding a small amount of bitcoins on Coinbase and am deciding to move it to wallet. I wanted to be prepared for the Bitcoin Gold fork coming up in October and was curious about the best ...
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Bitcoin fork BTC and BCH

BTC holders received 1 BCH for each BTC during the fork in August. How will be the case in November? Will BTC holders and BCH holders receive 0.5 new coin for each BTC and BCH?
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What going to happend with transactions that is in both rejectend AND accepted chains?

I have been reading about blockchain forks and the longest chain situations and I cannot really understand what is going to happend in the situation when the transacton were included in both accepted ...
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Is it possible to extract legacy address from segwit address?

After 24 aug 2017 starting from block #481824 blockchain DB consist transactions with the segwit-addresses. For example (have a look to the address, specified in the output): https://btc.com/...
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Switching back and forth between Bitcoin ABC and Core nodes (Ubuntu)

I need to get my pre-fork BCH and the only way to do this turned out to be through Bitcoin ABC client. How do I switch from a Bitcoin Core node installed on Ubuntu to a Bitcoin ABC node and again to ...
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Which nVersion bit is the “hard fork bit?”

A 2015 draft BIP suggested using a "hard fork bit": The most significant bit in nVersion is defined as the hardfork bit. Currently, blocks with this header bit setting to 1 are invalid, since BIP34 ...
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Transfer coins to a paper wallet created before the fork

So I have a paper wallet with BTC (and I assume BCH) that I created before the hard fork. I have recently purchased some BTC and would like to transfer them to my paper wallet. Would this cause any ...
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Online wallet to redeem pre-fork paper wallet for both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

I have BTC (pre-fork) and now BCH(BCC) on a paper wallet. What's the best online wallet to transfer them into to ensure I retain both coins and also to be able to transact with them?
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How safe is Nicolas Dorier's BCCSpliter?

I noticed a link to this resource on an article talking about safely splitting your BTC and BCH(/BCC): https://github.com/NicolasDorier/BCCSpliter Has anyone reviewed the source code and is it safe ...
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Retrieve BCC/BCH but now have 0. Was i Hacked?

hey guys i followed an instruction from reddit and exodus chat and both had similar instructions to retieve Bitcoin Cash. I followed the instructions and it seemed like i received the coins though it ...
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Bitcoin cash command line tools?

How can I use Bitcoin cash from the command line? In my understanding, even standard bitcoind and bitcoin-cli should work fine with it because the only blockchain was changed. But may be there are ...
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coinbase, where is my btc and will i get bch

so I wasn't sure what would happen in the forking fork, bright spark that i am i sent my btc to coinbase from a multi bit wallet on 31st july, so far seen only by 1 peer, hasnt turned up in coinbase, ...
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In overview, what is “Bitcoin Cash” and the hard fork on August 1st 2017?

In overview, what is Bitcoin Cash? How is it different from legacy bitcoin? What is the blockchain hard fork which was supposed to happen on August 1st, 2017? Who benefits from the fork? Who is ...
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Can I claim my BCH if my BTC is held with Coinbase?

I have BTC in an account with Coinbase. Since Coinbase doesn't support BCH, they don't provide access to it. In all honesty I don't know much about bitcoin and how to move my BTC from Coinbase to an ...
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Bitcoin cash and Bitcoin [duplicate]

If I have 1 bitcoin now, do I end up having 1 bitcoin and 1 bitcoin cash after the BCC hard fork? If yes, how do I make sure I have these two in my wallets? Currently I control my private keys.
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What happens to coins after Bitcoin Cash fork?

I'm new to Bitcoin and I read that there is a fork going to happen on Aug 1st to create Bitcoin Cash (BCC). From https://ethereumprice.org/ethereum-classic-and-bitcoin-cash/?a=1&b=https://...
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How i can delete last block from blockchain? altcoin

How can I delete the last block from blockchain to be ready for hardfork. What I mean is, in blockchain last block is with error's. I want to delete those blocks, for the new blockchain is disabled ...
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Could miners possibly steal SegWit transactions on The Real Bitcoin? [closed]

Going to be lolz epic when all the SegWit transactions are double-spent, i.e. stolen by miners on The Real Bitcoin (the legacy Satoshi blockchain). Can anyone offer any refutation, confirmation, or ...
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What happens to bitcoin transactions that are unconfirmed during the hard fork?

So I've just moved my bitcoins out of Coinbase into my own wallet in anticipation of the hard fork as they will only support BTC (and not BCC) afterwards. It's been about 6-7 hours and it still is in ...
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Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash blockchain split

What is the safest way to make sure on August 1st that I get the amount of BTC I own in BCC? For example Coinbase is going to keep all the BCC. So if you have BTC in Coinbase you won't get the equal ...
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On the upcoming potential Bitcoin fork on Aug 1, 2017. Bitcoin seems to be rising while every other coin is falling. Why? [closed]

With the upcoming bitcoin fork on Aug 1, 2017. Why would all other coins be falling while Bitcoin is rising? Wouldn't one want to sell bitcoin to hide their coins in like LTC to weather the storm?
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Where can I buy bitcash

Is there any where I can buy bitcash ahead of the fork? Or do I need to keep my bitcoin in wallets that won't signal SegWit?
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What happens to my Bitcoins if I leave them at Coinbase after the hard fork?

So I have a few hundred dollars worth of bitcoins that I bought at Coinbase. I basically just bought them to figure out how to buy bitcoins. Anyway, it was going to cost like $2-3 in transaction ...
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In case of the Bitcoin split - when holding BTC on blockchain.info - will I receive coins on both forks?

Everyone says: If you do not hold private key to your BTC, you do not own BTC. Technically speaking I do not hold the private key, but I do have the 12 words backup phrase. I would like to know ...
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Given the current situation, what currently available Bitcoin clients are the most likely to follow the longest chain one month from now?

I am completely lost with the various BIPs and what exactly every client implements. So given the current situation as of July 2017, what currently available Bitcoin clients are the most likely to ...
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what will happen to coins on the other fork?

I've received at least one notification about a company that will/will not support the hard fork. does that mean if their side of the fork falls out of favor, I will lose any coins kept with them? if ...
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Can BIP91 cause a chain split?

BIP91 forces BIP141 signaling, the blocks that do not signal BIP141 will be rejected by those who are pro-BIP91. The minority of miners that do not support BIP91 (and by extension BIP141), could start ...
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How does Bitcoin Cash implement replay protection?

Bitcoin Cash says that they are providing replay protection for their fork. How does this replay protection work?
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Why are transactions not used for signalling?

Currently miners can signal for certain BIP proposals. But users cannot signal, that's why they need to indirectly force miners to vote for them, using UASF's. But why are transactions not used for ...
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What happens to my bitcoins if a hard fork occurs?

It seems that on August 1st, there will be a hard fork on Bitcoin. This will mean that instead of 1 coin we will end up with 2. Without going into the discussion about whether it will or not occur. ...
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How to track UASF support?

It's easy to see that currently 50% of the hashrate supports Segwit. It's also simple to find that about 1000 nodes are supporting it. But I can't seem to figure out how significant that amount is, ...
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Where can I find a complete list of Bitcoin forks (soft, hard, intentional and unintentional)

I was looking to study the history of Bitcoin forks including the 2013 incident that may or may not have been a Hard fork depending on your definition.
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How to create a tx that cannot be replayed?

I've got a very precise question about (self-)protection vs replay attacks in Bitcoin but to clearly explain myself, I need to explain what I did with Ethereum. When the Ethereum fork happened (ETH /...
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Force a fork - is that possible?

I am having a question regarding forks. We had a discussion about attacks on bitcoin in class recently. One of the attacks was about how an attacker gains some advantage if he is able to mine a block ...
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Is supply reduction consider as a hard or soft fork?

I'm writing an article about current Minergate Dashcoin hard fork. From all the bitcoin hard fork talks I get the impression only when block size increases will result in a hard fork. How about coin ...
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UASF, what do I need to do?

With the upcoming UASF activation what do I need to do to come out okay? I have my coins sitting on my Trezor in cold storage. If I just leave them as is, what happens? If I switch my Trezor to ...
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Are the mining incentives of bitcoin compatible with the existence of a competing Proof-of-Work chain? [closed]

Scenario A: A chain split occurs due to a bug or contentious rule change (i.e. the miner incentives aren't changed in any way). Both coins initially start out with the same difficulty (and won't ...
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Is there a visualisation tool for discarded block chains in Bitcoin?

A lot of papers about cryptocurrencies explain the concept of the "longest chain", which goes along with these kind of figures: I was wondering if there exist any kind of visualisation tool for these ...
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What is impact of the possible nitwit fork on August 1? Will it double the coins I have?

If the Nitwit proposal is activated at the end of July then as I understand a hard fork will occur because miners and nodes that continue using the old software will generate blocks in the old format, ...
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How does a double spend get resolved when two miners find conflicting blocks at the same time?

I was trying to learn about Bitcoin and its flow. Actually, I was stuck how the control flows in solving the double spend. For eg. if Ta and Tb are a double spend of the same transaction with ...
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Does BIP148 (UASF) offer any replay attack protection?

Is there any protection against replay attacks in BIP148? Despite the popular name (UASF), it's effectively a hard fork (in the sense users with old nodes will be on a different chain), is there any ...
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Hard fork without non-mining full nodes = weak network?

This question is NOT intended to ignite diatribes. All of the discussion of a hard fork focuses on mining nodes; I have read nothing about the role of non-mining full nodes. So this is a sincere ...

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