How Many Bitcoin Forks Are There?
Bitcoin Fork Coin Count
There are 98 Bitcoin fork projects in total.
Of those, 70 are considered active projects relevent to holders of Bitcoin (BTC). The remaining 28 are considered historic and are no longer relevant.
Additionally there are 21 altcoin fork projects which have some similarity to Bitcoin fork projects, but have their heritage from a major altcoin.
There are a large variety of projects that are referred to as a Bitcoin "fork". Additionally, there is some ambiguity over what qualifies as a "fork" since the exact nature of each project varies. At Forkdrop.io, we do not track projects that are simply using the Bitcoin source code. We focus on projects that issue coins via some inheritance of the state of the Bitcoin (BTC) ledger. This page is a live representation of our dataset. It splits the known projects into meaningful categories and illustrates the current size and makeup of Bitcoin fork space.
These fork projects are listed with more specific detail on our our main page where they are also ranked for relevance and importance. We also have an alphabetized list of the fork projects on our page: A Complete List of Bitcoin Fork Projects.
The 70 Active Bitcoin Fork Projects
42 projects have a currently-operating blockchain network capable of transacting:
28 projects do not have a currently-operating blockchain network capable of transacting, however are considered to be still in development:
Types of Bitcoin Fork Project
40 are straightforward blockchain hard forks directly or indirectly originating from the Bitcoin main chain:
14 are airdrops issued to passive holders of Bitcoin (BTC):
9 are airdrops issued to holders of Bitcoin (BTC) that additionally participate in a registration process:
6 are some blend of the above three categories:
The 28 Historic Bitcoin Fork Projects
6 are past their deadline for Bitcoin (BTC) holders to register for their airdrop:
19 have never launched, have their homepage down and/or are otherwise quite stale:
3 have some other reason for historic status:
The 21 Altcoin Fork Projects
7 are forks of Ethereum (ETH):
5 are forks of Monero (XMR):
4 are forks of Litecoin (LTC):
1 are forks of NEO:
1 are forks of Dogecoin (DOGE):
1 are forks of Dash (DASH):
2 are forks of Ethereum Classic (ETC):