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.  

 
News
Qtum completed a testnet hard fork prior to launching its mainnet hard fork.
Qtum Preps for Mainnet Hard Fork With New Testnet Event
Felipe Erazo
2020-06-29T21:57:00+01:00
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Beam updates details on its June 28 hard fork, laying out foundations for the firm’s future DeFi offering.
Beam to Make Its First Move Towards Private DeFi With June 2020 Hard Fork
Helen Partz
2020-06-24T21:00:00+01:00
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Analysis
A former Steem witness received death threats from a Hive user, is DPoS to blame for the Steem/Hive drama?
Former Steem Witness: ‘I Received Direct Threats From a Hive User’
Rachel Wolfson
2020-06-18T16:45:00+01:00
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Ethereum Classic performed its scheduled upgrade to bring Ethereum’s Istanbul features to the classic chain, making the two protocols fully compatible with each...
Ethereum Classic Follows Its Sibling’s Footsteps With Phoenix Hard Fork
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-06-01T13:53:00+01:00
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News
While Binance will support the Steem hard fork to freeze $6M in user funds, CZ offered support to additional forks.
CZ Believes Steem Users Should Launch (Another) Counter-Fork
Samuel Haig
2020-05-23T16:44:00+01:00
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Steem has completed a soft fork which sanctions the account that went rogue and sent 23.6 million STEEM to Bittrex in protest of a recent hard fork.
Steem Soft Forks to Sanction Mysterious 'Community321' Account
Samuel Haig
2020-05-22T18:47:00+01:00
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Steem’s latest hard fork has been completed but almost $6 million of STEEM due for seizure was ‘rescued’ in a mysterious transaction to Bittrex exchange.
Mystery Account ‘Rescues’ $6M of STEEM From Hard Fork Seizure
Helen Partz
2020-05-21T01:10:00+01:00
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News
Steem will freeze another $5 million in funds associated with the accounts of Hive supporters.
Steem to Freeze Another $5M in Tokens Associated With Hive Supporters
Samuel Haig
2020-05-20T04:09:00+01:00
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