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
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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Signs indicate that Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency quietly underwent a hard fork earlier this month.
Venezuela Appears to Have Hard Forked The Petro
Samuel Haig
2020-05-16T20:30:00+01:00
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News
After successfully completing its first hard fork in August 2019, privacy coin Beam plans to execute its second hard fork in June 2020.
Privacy Altcoin Beam to Execute Second Hard Fork in June 2020
Helen Partz
2020-04-22T18:10:00+01:00
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Gatehub and Bitstamp are facing lawsuits from a Canadian investor over $4.9 million in alleged losses resulting from misleading info.
Investor Sues Bitstamp and Gatehub Over Millions in Missing Coins
Samuel Haig
2020-04-19T18:34:00+01:00
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With an undercurrent of crypto funding in indie film projects, is there enough potential to disrupt the entire industry?
Crypto Gets a Taste of Movie Business, but Is a Long Way From the Red Carpet
Jinia Shawdagor
2020-04-19T14:00:00+01:00
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A group of former core Steem developers formed a new company to monetize open-source development on Hive & compete with private corporations.
Former Steem Devs Found OpenOrchard to Disrupt Open-Source Tech
Samuel Haig
2020-04-16T17:00:00+01:00
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