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
Charles Hoskinson, co-founder and CEO of IOHK, the firm behind Cardano, said that he expects the coin to see a hard fork in mid-February.
Cardano Co-Founder and CEO: We Anticipate a Hard Fork in Mid-February
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-01-20T16:35:00+00:00
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The average block time on the Ethereum blockchain decreased by nearly 25% after mining difficulty was lowered.
Ethereum Block Time Reduced by 25% After Muir Glacier Hard Fork
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-01-05T20:30:00+00:00
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Ethereum implements Muir Glacier hard fork to delay difficulty bomb, but nethermind client thus far fails to sync.
Ethereum Completes Muir Glacier Hard Fork But Leaves One Client Behind
Jack Martin
2020-01-02T10:08:00+00:00
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Binance will suspend Ether deposits and withdrawals to support the Ethereum network Muir Glacier upgrade that is expected to be executed on Jan. 1, 2020.
Binance Will Support Newly Announced Ethereum Muir Glacier Upgrade
Helen Partz
2019-12-30T12:29:00+00:00
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ETC Labs works to ensure full compatibility between ETC and ETH as the upcoming Agharta hard fork is supposed to create backward compatibility between the two.
Agharta Hard Fork to Bring Full Compatibility Between ETC And ETH
Joeri Cant
2019-12-26T22:15:00+00:00
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Blockchain platform Nuls has lost almost $480,000 worth of NULS tokens due to a hack, according to an official security update.
Hackers Grab Nearly $480K From Blockchain Platform Nuls
Marie Huillet
2019-12-23T10:46:00+00:00
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Fresh correspondence from BitGo warns that Bitcoin SV’s February hard fork will make its wallets unable to receive any transactions.
BitGo to Users: Swap Bitcoin SV for BTC Before Hard Fork Stuns Wallet
William Suberg
2019-12-18T08:07:00+00:00
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Being an integral part of the Ethereum’s blockchain transition to PoS, the difficulty bomb may pose a threat to miners and projects.
Ethereum Ice Age May Be Imminent If Miners Withdraw From Network
Julia Magas
2019-12-11T02:30:00+00:00
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