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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Why a Bitcoin Fork Is Not a 'Stock Split'

Why a Bitcoin Fork Is Not a

If you've been following the bitcoin fork drama this week, you may have heard the term "stock split" thrown around in interviews with "experts."

Before we get to the problems here, it's true that there are now two publicly traded bitcoin assets, bearing similar names with similar value propositions. They even appear side by side on some major exchanges.

The impulse to use existing terminology as a metaphor to refer to emerging technology is understandable. In fact, it can be incredibly helpful to use existing mental models as a metaphor for things we don't quite have our heads around just yet.

But this comparison, while well intentioned, is misguided: a blockchain fork isn't anything like a stock split.

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Source: CoinDesk

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