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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can be “forked.” In simple terms, this either creates two versions of a coin or updates one version.

Sometimes new coins are created this way.

In other cases coins can be “airdropped” to people who hold existing coins for a myriad of reasons.

This section includes information on cryptocurrency forks and airdrops.


Will the ETH Merge Result in a Fork?

If the ETH Merge does result in a fork, the way to ensure you qualify for any additional tradable assets is to hold ETH. Ideally, you’ll want to hold it as spot on the ETH main-net (meaning just hold ETH on the Ethereum network, not in a pool, not lent, not wrapped on an L2, not on an exchange, etc).


Will There be a Luna Fork?

Between May 10th – 12th, the price of Luna collapsed as UST destabilized. Since the collapse, the idea of a Luna fork to create Luna2 has been floated.







Transaction Replay and Replay Protection With Hard Forks Explained

When a coin does a hard fork, two identical blockchains exist until changes to one of the chains is made. To avoid transaction replays (transactions made on one chain being broadcast on the other), at least one chain must implement replay protection (developers of one chain must change the format of transactions to make them unique).


Upcoming Ethereum Forks in Jan 2019

There are a few Ethereum forks coming in 2019. These include the long planned Constantinople upgrade, ETH Classic Vision (ETCV), and Ethereum Nowa coming Jan 2019.


Upcoming Ethereum Forks

There are a few Ethereum forks coming in 2019. These include the long planned Constantinople upgrade, ETH Classic Vision (ETCV), and Ethereum Nowa coming Jan 2019.