Forks offer ideological leaders the chance to put their ideas on improving protocols into practice without getting bogged down in endless bickering.
Amid criticism of its first security ceremony, zcash has made changes as it prepares for a fork. But has it done enough to silence the skeptics?
Researchers are trying to improve prediction markets as potentially valuable tools for measuring community support or opposition to protocol changes.
Bitcoin cash may be vying for the top spot in bitcoin software, but it's still working to correct fundamental usability problems.
The Segwit2x bitcoin fork may have been formally called off, but as many as 150 nodes still running its code have stopped accepting transaction blocks
The mere option of forking not only empowers cryptocurrency users when they leave a project, but also when they stay, writes Taylor Pearson.
Bitcoin cash appears to be successfully navigating a planned hard fork. At press time, the majority of the network nodes (roughly 82 percent) have…
Communications lead at Parity said the team will not push for an emergency hard fork to recover some $150 million in locked-up ether funds.
Hard forks of bitcoin are creating new wealth that the U.S. tax agency will want to tax, but it's still unclear just how to report these new assets.
It's going to be a stressful month for bitcoin, but in the big picture, breakups can be healthy for the ecosystem – and possibly for society.