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Locke Lord QuickStudy: SPLITCOIN: The Impact of the World’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Forking Into Two

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On August 1, 2017, Bitcoin, the world’s most capitalized and popular digital currency, was split into two separate blockchains, “Bitcoin”[classic] and “Bitcoin Cash.” The controversial decision to “Hard Fork” Bitcoin’s code arose out of a recent debate as how to best increase the transaction speed of the digital currency network.

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