Ethereum Classic Successfully Completes ‘Agharta’ Hard Fork
Similar to the network’s last backwards-incompatible upgrade in September, Atlantis, Agharta makes ethereum classic more interoperable with sister-chain ethereum.
Ethereum Classic is the result of the hard fork of Ethereum and its currency, Ether, is traded as ETC rather than ETH. Due to the theft of 3.6 million Ether in the original Ethereum blockchain, a hard fork was required to return the stolen Ether with its original owners. However, some developers believed the blockchain should not have been altered and continued mining the original Ethereum which thereafter became known as Ethereum Classic. After a vote in July 2016 the fork occurred in October of that year. For all intents and purposes Ethereum Classic offers the same features of Ethereum. The projects diverge on a spectrum between anti-interventionist and interventionist ethoses.Blockchain 101
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