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fork

 [fork]
a pronged instrument.
tuning fork a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction. See tuning fork tests.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fork

(fōrk),
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fork

(fōrk)
A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fork

(fōrk)
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The potential for a hard fork adds to the complexity of bitcoin futures contracts.
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Bitmain, cofounded by Jihan Wu ((https://www.ibtimes.com/bitcoin-cash-hard-fork-dispute-costing-miners-millions-revenue-research-finds-2734236) involved in the recent bitcoin cash hard fork ), also operates BTC.com and Antpool, two of the largest bitcoin mining pools worldwide, that bring together resources of several individual miners, who share their processing power. 
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This process is called a hard fork and it occurs when a blockchain software updates and becomes incompatible with its previous version.
If you aren't familiar, a hard fork is similar in principle to a spinoff in the stock market world.
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Following the hard fork of bitcoin into bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash during the summer of 2017, Coinbase had promised to make Bitcoin Cash trading accessible to its members by Jan.
Blockchain Foundry is also promising an improvement to the Syscoin protocol that will take place via a hard fork. A fork occurs when a blockchain-the distributed ledger that keeps track of all transactions of a cryptocurrency-diverges.