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.

 
New Year Special
2021 saw Bitcoin scale to unfathomable highs while also seeing real lows. Here's a deep dive into how the year went for the flagship crypto.
The year for Bitcoin: A 2021 roundup of the flagship crypto
Shiraz Jagati
2022-01-01T17:07:00+00:00
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Analysis
Ethereum’s burgeoning use cases have driven a surge in Ether’s value in 2021, but what does the future hold for ETH?
A fair comparison? Ethereum growth outpaces Bitcoin in 2021
Gareth Jenkinson
2021-12-29T15:41:00+00:00
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Altcoin Watch
But ETH2 is not a new cryptocurrency and the exchange appears to be prepping for Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake.
Coinbase adds 'ETH2' despite tomorrow's Ethereum upgrade postponing difficulty bomb
Yashu Gola
2021-12-07T16:03:33+00:00
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Analysis
Focus is now “exclusively on The Merge,” says Ethereum community manager as the deadline for the next stage of the transition to Eth2 grows closer.
Status check: Ethereum in full deflation mode as Eth2 merge gets closer
Gareth Jenkinson
2021-11-22T17:07:00+00:00
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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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