Browsing the "Forks" Tag

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A Fight Is Breaking Out Over Bitcoin Cash – And It Just Might Split the Code

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin cash devs are fighting over what code changes to make next. If no one compromises, hard-forked coin could itself split into two.

The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance)

| Taylor Pearson

Introducing on-chain governance to crypto networks is likely to make them more like nation-states with the inefficiencies that entails.

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The Age of Endless Blockchain Forks Is Coming to an End

| Paul Brody

Real-world assets will force a change in blockchain governance, writes EY's Paul Brody. Forks will still be possible, but will attract fewer users.

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Bitcoin Forks and Livestock Law? Tax Day 2018 Is a Different Animal

| Stevie Conlon, Anna Vayser and Robert Schwaba

U.S. income tax treatment of forks is unclear. A conservative approach would be to treat the receipt of new cryptocurrency as taxable ordinary income.

No-Fork Guarantee? New Cryptocurrency Touts Resistance to Code Splits

| Marc Hochstein

Hedera, a new public ledger developed by enterprise DLT software firm Swirlds, uses a patented codebase to prevent forking or cloning of the currency.

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Prices Aside, Crypto’s Tech Stack Is Steadily Improving

| Rachel Rose O'Leary and Alyssa Hertig

The crypto industry may be struggling to move past all the emphasis on price alone – but tangible progress is being made on the technology today.

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The Death of the ICO (And 4 Other 2018 Predictions)

| Stefan Thomas

The year of interoperability? Or enterprise digital asset adoption? Both futures might be on the table for 2018, according to Ripple's CTO.