Fork, What does it mean?

Fork is a term used in the cryptocurrencies field. It is key to understand it in order to fully understand this world

Definition of Fork

A cryptocurrency fork is a split in a blockchain where two separate blockchains are created. This is sometimes but not always because of a disagreement between developers as to how the blockchain should be organized. In 2017, bitcoin forked into two separate blockchains: bitcoin and bitcoin cash.

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