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Friday, August 30 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Blockchain Forks

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This session will help you understand the implications of a hard fork, what exactly it means, and how it affects the average bitcoin and cryptocurrency user. This session is suitable for a non-technical crowd and will go over the differences between hard forks such as Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, and Ethereum Classic. You will get a thorough understanding of what replay attacks are and the various forms of replay protection that can and have been implemented to minimize the impact of hard forks. Most importantly, you will learn how to prevent possible loss of funds with proper pre- and post-fork precautions on various wallet types.

What will students learn?
You will learn the difference between soft forks, hard forks, and chain splits. Scholars will also learn how to prepare for and protect funds in the case of a fork. Scholars will also learn the economic incentives and motivations behind various types of forks.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring developers who want to understand the basics of forks.

Prerequisite: none

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Paul Puey

CEO & Co-founder, Edge
Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Edge, a non-custodial exchange and security platform for blockchain applications. Edge (formerly Airbitz) has won accolades including being one of the top 3 mobile apps for bitcoin in the 2014 Blockchain Awards, being voted in the 'Top 50 FinTech Companies... Read More →

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →

Friday August 30, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT