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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.





Bitcoin Private Fork (Zclassic + Bitcoin Fork)

Zclassic (ZCL) plans to fork Bitcoin (BTC) to create Bitcoin Private (BTCP). Holders of both Zclassic and Bitcoin will qualify for the Bitcoin Private fork. The snapshot date is February 28th, 2018.



Upcoming Bitcoin Forks 2017 – 2018

We present a guide to Bitcoin forks including past forks and upcoming Bitcoin forks for 2018 and beyond. This page was written in 2017 but is continuously updated as more forks are announced.


Bitcoin Segwit2x Fork Happened Quietly on Nov 17

Despite an official cancellation it seems a group of miners went ahead with Segwit2x anyways. The Bitcoin Segwit2x fork happened at block 494,784. This block occurred early Nov. 17 Pacific Time.



SegWit2x Fork is Canceled

Bitcoin’s SegWit2x fork is canceled. This means a hard fork will not be occurring at at block 494,784 (which was expected Nov. 16).