Hard Fork News

During a hard fork, blockchain networks split into two different chains. A cryptocurrency hard fork results in two blockchains, in addition to two separate assets: the original and the forked asset. Cryptocurrency hard forks can be a benign, consensual upgrade spearheaded by the community, or the culmination of bitter debates that split a community into two separate chains and assets.

Multiple notable contentious hard forks have occurred over the years. In 2016, as the result of a hard fork, Ethereum (ETH) split in two, resulting in Ethereum and Ethereum Classic (ETC). And in 2017, due to another hard fork, Bitcoin (BTC) split into Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Developers may cooperatively implement hard forks based on consensus from multiple parties. Communities may choose to hard fork cryptocurrency for a number of reasons, such as improving network speed.

 
News
The upgrade promises to deliver negative carbon output across the platform.
Algorand launches virtual machine to increase smart contract capabilities
Tom Farren
2021-09-29T16:00:00+01:00
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News
Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake continues, with the first mainnet upgrade of Beacon Chain scheduled for late October.
ETH 2.0 moves closer to fruition as devs set Altair upgrade for October
Sam Bourgi
2021-09-28T19:15:00+01:00
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Analysis
After the market “sells the news” after the successful Cardano Alonzo hard fork, there is a slow realization that real utility could still be on the distant hor...
Cardano’s Alonzo hard fork was a success but real utility could be a while
Anirudh Tiwari
2021-09-28T14:27:00+01:00
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News
One third-party explorer puts the number of time-locked Cardano smart contracts over 2,000.
200 smart contracts on Cardano... but there’s a catch
Brian Newar
2021-09-17T06:51:33+01:00
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Cardano has completed its Alonzo hard fork to introduce Plutus-powered smart contract scripts.
Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork
Samuel Haig
2021-09-13T05:16:13+01:00
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News
Ethereum’s London hard fork went live on Sunday. The transition has important implications for mining pools, which have begun deploying miner extractable value ...
Multicoin Capital leads Eden Network’s $17.4M seed raise
Sam Bourgi
2021-09-08T15:00:00+01:00
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Altcoin Watch
POLY, BCHA and XYO led altcoins higher after BTC flipped $50,000 to support and ETH hit $4,000.
Altcoins book 50% gains after Bitcoin and Ethereum set a path to new highs
Jordan Finneseth
2021-09-03T19:45:00+01:00
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Altcoin Watch
The bearish outlook appears also as Cardano’s daily RSI reflects overbought sentiments. However, the euphoria surrounding Cardano’s smart contracts launch and i...
Cardano chalks a bearish wedge as ADA price soars by over 100% in Q3
Yashu Gola
2021-08-24T12:04:47+01:00
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