Soft Fork News

A soft fork is some modification made in a cryptocurrency’s source code that doesn’t lead to the division of blockchain, as happens with a hard fork. After a soft fork, only the previous transactions and blocks become invalid. Nevertheless, if users don’t want they don’t need to upgrade all the system because old nodes will continue working. There are two kinds of soft forks, such as a miner-activated soft fork (MASF), which means that the new rules are accepted when the majority of miners’ upgrade, and a user-activated soft fork (UASF), when the appliance of new rules happens without the miners’ support. The recently-made protocol upgrade in Bitcoin is a great example of a soft fork. Also, one of the most popular examples is the Ethereum soft fork that was made to reset all transactions that had been made by a hacker in order to get the money back.
Slush Pool along with other mining pools such as Bixin, will not support Bitcoin Cash and its August 1 hard fork execution.
Slush Pool Will Not Support Bitcoin Cash in August 1 Hard Fork
Joseph Young
Bitmain clarifies its position on Bitcoin Cash hard fork, noting that it merely supported Bitcoin Cash as a contingency plan for UASF.
Bitmain: Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Merely Contingency Plan for UASF
Joseph Young
Miners Beware - FairCoin Activates Cooperative Blockchain
Miners Beware - FairCoin Activates Cooperative Blockchain
Jon Buck
Traders and investors are coming back to Bitcoin due to the lock-in of BIP 91 and the high probability of Segregated WItness being activated in the near future.
Traders and Investors are Coming Back to Bitcoin: Reasons & Trends
Joseph Young
Everything you need to know about UASF and UAHF.
UASF vs. UAHF, Explained
Andrew Tar
A Bitcoin fork means a “likely” loss of value, an investment source has said, regardless whether it is hard or soft.
Bitcoin Will Likely Lose Value With Hard or Soft Fork: Wealth Daily
William Suberg
New initiative designed to help Bitcoin users with the fork advises them to maintain 100% control of their Bitcoin, rather than keeping it in exchanges.
New Initiative Advises Users To Maintain 100 Percent Control of Their Bitcoin
Jon Buck
As the August 1 deadline draws near, f2pool becomes the next company to voice support for scaling.
F2Pool Announces Support For SegWit2x
Jon Buck

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