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Technical - BitPay CEO Stephen Pair Talks Bitcoin Hard Forks
BitPay CEO Stephen Pair Talks Bitcoin Hard Forks, SegWit2x and Sidechains

…fine if it never forked, but now you are pushing SegWit2x. So, what changed? Stephen Pair: Actually, I said that I didn’t think a contentious hard fork to Bitcoin Unlimited…

Technical - Bitmain Responds to UASF With Another Bitcoin Hard Fork Announcement
Bitmain Responds to UASF With Another Bitcoin Hard Fork Announcement

…there could be a third part to the split … sort of. Bitmain refers to its announced hard fork as a “UAHF” or User Activated Hard Fork. While perhaps a…

Technical - Bitcoin Hard Forks May Become Safer With User Voting
Bitcoin Hard Forks May Become Safer With User Voting

…during hard forks. Todd explained the basics of how this voting would work: “As part of the hard fork to increase the block size, part of the conditions for actually…

Op-ed - Should Bitcoin Have Regularly Scheduled Hard Forks?
Should Bitcoin Have Regularly Scheduled Hard Forks?

…point that Andresen made during his comments had to do with making sure that hard forks were hard to pull off: “I think hard forks have to be hard. I…

Blockchain - Infographic: A Map of Bitcoin Forks
Infographic: A Map of Bitcoin Forks

…called a hard fork at all, but a new cryptocurrency or “forkcoin.” Soft Fork A soft fork is a type of protocol upgrade that tightens or adds rules. Soft fork

Investing - How the Latest COIN ETF Amendment Could Hurt Its Investors (and Perhaps Harm Bitcoin Too)
How the Latest COIN ETF Amendment Could Hurt Its Investors (and Perhaps Harm Bitcoin Too)

…perhaps, even harm Bitcoin itself. Hard Fork The heart of the problem is a topic that has dominated the Bitcoin community for some time now: hard forks. A hard fork

Technical - 2x or NO2X: Why Some Want to Hard Fork Bitcoin — and Why Others Do Not
2x or NO2X: Why Some Want to Hard Fork Bitcoin — and Why Others Do Not

…Instead, such a contentious hard fork is precisely the thing they do not want. NO to rushed hard forks Even if the hard fork was not contentious, SegWit2x opponents would…

Privacy & security - Monero Just Hard Forked — and It Resulted in Four New Projects
Monero Just Hard Forked — and It Resulted in Four New Projects

One hard fork later, there are four new Monero projects. Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero hard forked to version 12 of its protocol yesterday. But not everyone is on board. Following the…

Investing - Understanding Soft Forks: A Core Developer’s View on Network Monopoly
Understanding Soft Forks: A Core Developer’s View on Network Monopoly

…95 percent activation process does not work for hard forks. “Hard forks, unlike soft forks, are not guaranteed to converge to a single chain. Even with a hashpower supermajority, multiple…

Technical - The Status of the ‘Hong Kong Hard Fork’: An Update
The Status of the ‘Hong Kong Hard Fork’: An Update

…the “Hong Kong developers”—with about 10 more weeks to propose a hard fork. Soft-hardfork A typical hard fork essentially creates a new protocol and network to which all users must…

Digital assets - To B2X or Not to B2X: How Exchanges Will List the SegWit2x Coin
To B2X or Not to B2X: How Exchanges Will List the SegWit2x Coin

…did sign the hard fork statement insisting on consensus and strong replay protection for hard forks, originally referring to the potential Bitcoin Unlimited hard fork. 17. Mercado Bitcoin: original chain…

Op-ed - Guest Post: Chain Splits and Resolutions
Guest Post: Chain Splits and Resolutions

…Incompatible Hard Fork, the miners can prevent a chain fork. For the semi-compatible hard fork, they can do this by converting it into a soft fork. For the compatible hard

Adoption & community - Ethereum’s DAO Forking Crisis: The Bitcoin Perspective
Ethereum’s DAO Forking Crisis: The Bitcoin Perspective

…“Ethereum should probably do nothing, though I think a soft fork would be acceptable. A hard fork – even more so than a soft fork – turns a The DAO-only…

Adoption & community - These International Bitcoin Communities Are Rejecting SegWit2x
These International Bitcoin Communities Are Rejecting SegWit2x

…statement further argues that a hard fork requires more and better preparation and should include more improvements from the hard fork wish list, and it endorses Bitcoin Core as “the…

Adoption & community - NO2X: Hard Fork “Suspended” Due to Lack of Consensus
NO2X: Hard Fork “Suspended” Due to Lack of Consensus

…the Bitcoin network this past summer, arguably helped by the SegWit2x project, the hard fork was scheduled to take place next week. However, the hard fork part of the New York Agreement…

Technical - The Long Road to SegWit: How Bitcoin’s Biggest Protocol Upgrade Became Reality
The Long Road to SegWit: How Bitcoin’s Biggest Protocol Upgrade Became Reality

…in their codebase. Other mining pools, including F2Pool, HaoBTC and bitcoin.com didn’t signal support for the soft fork either. Bitmain (and subsidiary AntPool) demand a hard fork block size limit increase…

Digital assets - When the Fork Forks: What You Need to Know as Bitcoin Cash Goes to War
When the Fork Forks: What You Need to Know as Bitcoin Cash Goes to War

…with close (though unofficial) ties to major mining hardware producer Bitmain, Bitcoin ABC has a policy of hard forking about once every six months to upgrade the protocol. This time,…

Technical - Why ViaBTC Rejects SegWit Soft Fork in Favor of Block Size Hard Fork: Interview With Haipo Yang
Why ViaBTC Rejects SegWit Soft Fork in Favor of Block Size Hard Fork: Interview With Haipo Yang

…rule. If miners hard fork to a new protocol without support from users, they would effectively fork themselves of the network. If miners hard fork to a new protocol, why…

Mining - The Increased Politicization of Bitcoin Mining Is a Distraction
The Increased Politicization of Bitcoin Mining Is a Distraction

…change to Bitcoin via a hard fork or soft fork is difficult, but not impossible. Many soft-forking changes have been made to Bitcoin in the past, but an intentional hard

Adoption & community - Rejecting Today’s Hard Fork
Rejecting Today’s Hard Fork, the Ethereum Classic Project Continues on the Original Chain: Here’s Why

…the hard fork also marks the launch of a spin-off project: Ethereum Classic. Ethereum Classic continues on the existing Ethereum blockchain and has not implemented the hard fork code to…

This third entry in our series reviewing the leading hardware bitcoin wallets on the market scrutinizes their privacy and security.
Bitcoin Wallet Reviews: What’s the Best Hardware Wallet on the Market? Part 3

…are Trezor Model T, Ledger Nano X, ShapeShift’s KeepKey, Shift Cryptosecurity’s bitcoin-only BitBox02 and Coinkite’s Coldcard Mk3. How to Assess Hardware Wallet Security In the context of hardware wallets, there…

Technical - Bitcoin Core Developer Eric Lombrozo on Misunderstandings in Block Size Debate
Bitcoin Core Developer Eric Lombrozo on Misunderstandings in Block Size Debate

…were arguing about. It was much more about this hard fork thing – whether we should do a hard fork or not. Now that we have a soft fork way…

Technical - BitPay's Stephen Pair: Community Needs to Become Proficient at Managing Bitcoin Forks
BitPay’s Stephen Pair: Community Needs to Become Proficient at Managing Bitcoin Forks

…a “firm fork” or a “soft hardfork.” This could allow a majority of miners to change any consensus rules, including those that would typically require a hard fork. But as…

This hardware bitcoin wallet review tests the simplicity, software, verification, unique features and privacy of the Trezor Model T, Ledger Nano X, KeepKey, BitBox02 and Coldcard Mk3.
Bitcoin Wallet Reviews: What’s the Best Hardware Wallet on the Market? Part 2

hardware wallet choice for each user type. 1. Simplicity of Use Writing down the seed phrase, verifying some designated words on the hardware wallet’s screen (or all of them, depending…