The first Ethereum 2.0 hard fork is aimed to be a general test before introducing deeper changes.
Hard Fork News
The definition of a hard fork is not easy, so we’ll better start with an example from the latest hard fork news. A well-known example of a hard fork was the appearance of Bitcoin Cash as an alternative to Bitcoin Classic with improved transaction speed and smaller fees. This schism led to the presence of 2 completely different currencies. The key point of this occasion is those changes are permanent, and that is what differs hard fork from any other changes in the system.
So, a hard fork is a radical change in the Blockchain that makes all the previous blocks or transactions invalid (or vice-versa). Events like this make all users upgrade their software to the latest version, because previous versions become unusable in the newest one. This event creates a split or a fork: one path follows the new version and one path follows the old one.
IOHK is planning a "smooth upgrade path to Goguen."24870
The Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract is open. How are things progressing, and what comes next?27705
After being steamrolled in Bitcoin Cash’s most recent hash war, Bitcoin ABC shows signs of life with a new client release and a 70% rebound in price off a low base.13379
As Bitcoin Cash goes through another fork, Bitcoin Cash Node seems to be the emergent winner for now.23832
Users have sent more than $300M BCH through exchanges since Nov. 1, while assets under management at the crypto fund manager's Bitcoin Cash Trust have decreased.15602
With Bitcoin Cash’s Nov. 15 chain split looming, BCH hodlers have deposited more than $300 million worth of the coin into exchanges since the start of the month.18595
Geth developers to blame?9623
Trezor has announced it will wait to see the outcome of Bitcoin Cash’s Nov. 15 fork before pledging support for Bitcoin ABC or Bitcoin Cash Node10801
After months of escalating tensions between rival Bitcoin Cash implementations, the future of BCH appears to be firmly in the hands of Bitcoin Cash Node.10548
The Bitcoin Cash community appears to be signaling support for the upcoming BCHN fork, with 82% of hash power supporting the implementation.12239
Some new upgrades to keep in mind.7688
During yesterday’s Unitize blockchain conference, developer Bruno Škvorc illustrated how a Polkadot-based blockchain can be launched within one hour.7468
Qtum completed a testnet hard fork prior to launching its mainnet hard fork.7477
Beam updates details on its June 28 hard fork, laying out foundations for the firm’s future DeFi offering.4197