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.


When is the Segwit2x Fork?

The Bitcoin Segwit2x fork happened at block 494,784. This block occurred on Nov. 17. Anyone with Bitcoin before the block now has equal parts Segwit2x.


Block Number Matters With Crypto Forks

The block number (AKA block height) tends to matter more than the date with crypto forks. In many cases a snapshot for a fork will happen at a block height, and the date is secondary.


Will Altcoins See a Boom After the Fork?

We ask the question, “will Altcoins see a boom after the Bitcoin Gold hard fork; or, not.” That is, “should we be eyeing alts, riding Bitcoin, or sitting back and waiting?”