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Hard Fork

    Hard forks represent a permanent divergence from the previous version of a blockchain. This divergence leads to a separation of the blockchain, as some nodes no longer meet consensus, and two different versions of the network run simultaneously. At this point, a fork on the blockchain occurs where one path continues with the current set of rules while the other follows a new set of rules. Hard forks introduce a new set of rules that are not backward compatible with the old, resulting in a permanent split between those who choose to follow each chain, respectively.