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.

 
Opinion
A wave of events five years ago formed the reality of the crypto industry, but did we really make proper conclusions?
Takeaways: 5 years after The DAO crisis and Ethereum hard fork
Oleksii Konashevych
2021-07-17T16:14:00+01:00
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Analysis
Ethereum network is taking a big step toward a scalable PoS blockchain. Here is how the London and Berlin hard forks fit into the road to Ethereum 2.0.
Ethereum’s London, Berlin and Shanghai forks and their role in Serenity
Jinia Shawdagor
2021-07-14T15:06:43+01:00
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News
The long-awaited EIP-1559 upgrade is just 26 days away now.
Ethereum’s London upgrade deployed to final testnet ahead of Aug. 4 fork
Martin Young
2021-07-09T03:29:53+01:00
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Market Analysis
Ethereum held in exchange reserves reached a new low after a surge in Ether staked in Eth2 and the approach of the long-awaited London hard fork.
3 reasons why Ethereum exchange reserves are falling to new lows
Jordan Finneseth
2021-07-08T22:25:27+01:00
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How to crypto
Ethereum’s upcoming London hard fork could provide a perfect entry point for bullish ETH options traders.
Bullish on Ethereum’s London hard fork? Here’s an options strategy pro traders use
Marcel Pechman
2021-07-08T20:44:19+01:00
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Markets News
The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap peaked north of $2,350 on Sunday, its highest reading since June 18. Bitcoin’s price stability and anticipation ...
Ether price hits 2-week high as London hard fork momentum builds
Sam Bourgi
2021-07-04T18:30:00+01:00
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Sponsored
A blockchain application platform is performing a testnet migration on July 1— delivering an array of tangible improvements.
Blockchain application platform announces testnet migration
Chris Jones
2021-07-01T22:20:00+01:00
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News
Ethereum Classic gets a major upgrade in July. Here’s how it will save users on gas fees.
Ethereum Classic devs announce upcoming hard fork
Wes Messamore
2021-06-28T19:45:56+01:00
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