Browsing the "hard fork" Tag

Traders Now Betting 2-to-1 Bitcoin Cash Fork Will Cause Price Decline

| Sam Ouimet

New data is offering insight into how crypto traders are pricing in a coming technical update to bitcoin cash, one that could cause the world’s…

Ethereum’s Next Blockchain Upgrade Faces Delay After Testing Failure

| Christine Kim

Ethereum developers say Constantinople may be subject to delays following Saturday's test network release.

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Ethereum Is Testing Code for Its Next Hard Fork

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Ethereum developers are already implementing code that's set to be activated in Constantinople, the network's next system-wide upgrade.

Parity Team Publishes Postmortem on $160 Million Ether Freeze

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Parity has released new details on how a critical code flaw resulted in the freezing of $160 million worth of ether.

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Relief and Disbelief: Bitcoin Reacts to Sudden ‘2x’ Suspension

| Pete Rizzo & Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin's attempted '2x' software upgraded is cancelled – and some in the cryptocurrency's community think that's cause for celebration.

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2x Called Off: Bitcoin Hard Fork Suspended for Lack of Consensus

| Alyssa Hertig

A controversial plan to change the bitcoin software has been abruptly called off, just weeks before its expected release.

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Bitcoin Gold: What to Know About the Blockchain’s Next Split

| Alyssa Hertig

What is bitcoin gold? A new cryptocurrency project expects to launch today. Here's what it is and why it matters.

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Can They Ever Be Safe?

| Alyssa Hertig

More and more blockchains may be forking, but developers still don't think they've quite found the best way to execute the upgrade.

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Ethereum’s Gavin Wood Is Calling for More ‘Conservative’ Hard Forks

| Pete Rizzo

One of the founders of ethereum is calling for the network to learn its lesson from Monday's fork, arguing better upgrade processes are needed.

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Hours to Go: How to Watch Ethereum’s Fork as It Happens

| Alyssa Hertig

Hard forks have become a kind of spectator sport in the cryptocurrency community. Here's how to watch the latest: ethereum's Byzantium upgrade.