Bitcoin Minority Fork Calculator

Use the slider to see the time it would take for a minority chain to reach the next difficulty adjustment if the hard fork occurs on the same block height as the difficulty adjustment takes place. Bitcoin adjusts the difficulty every 2016 blocks.

Time between blocks

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Time to difficulty adjustment

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Time to 100 confirmations

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Mempool estimation Minority Chain first 24 hours

Mempool estimation Majority Chain first 24 hours

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Estimated global hashrate: 4825.01 Ph/s

Network difficulty: 678760110082

Average transactions per block: 492.0331

Transactions last 24 hours: 290076

Unconfirmed transactions: 59603

* Data from Blockchain.info.

A hard fork is just a scary name for a protocol upgrade. It means that the bitcoin protocol will be extended to handle more transactions. This will mean faster confirmation times and cheaper transactions when you use bitcoin. If you use Blockchain.info, a web wallet or a mobile wallet; you will be safe. You probably don't need to upgrade anything.

Download Bitcoin Unlimited here, or check our their Github repo. If you run Ubuntu, you can install it via PPA:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin-unlimited/bu-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bitcoind bitcoin-qt
      	

You can also download Bitcoin Classic or install it using the Ubuntu PPA:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoinclassic/bitcoinclassic
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bitcoind bitcoin-qt