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How to fork a coin and then run it as a new cryptocurrency?

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Anyone know the steps? 

If a just click fork on the Bitcoin GitHub right now, then run the code, it’s still me running Bitcoin. 

Say I change a few parameters (name and ticker only). Will it now magically fork the coin into a new coin if I run it? How do I get away from the parent coin and ensure my coin is unique? 

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Well the key would be to change how your network works.

For example not accepting ( running with your nodes/miners ) say BIP 148 ( Segwitt ) would fork your coin away.

This is exactly why Bitcoincash forked as well as they also increased the block size amount which can no longer be compatible with Bitcoin.

So you would need to do one of these technical changes to how the nodes run and what they accept / don't.

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