Bitcoin Cash BCH: Hard Fork
This weekend two exchanges have released details on how they will handle the November 15 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork if there happens to be a blockchain split. The exchange Coinex and the trading platform Bitasiaex have informed their customers how they intend to deal with the upcoming consensus changes.
The cryptocurrency mainnet operates according to certain rules. To improve network performance or correct errors, it is periodically made changes. A hard fork is changes that are not compatible with previous versions of programs that support the cryptocurrency network and in order to continue to mine cryptocurrency, miners need to update the software.
In some situations, as a result of a hard fork, a completely new cryptocurrency may appear, as happened with Bitcoin Cash.