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

…useful 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…

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

hard forks. This would essentially create a regular update schedule for the blockchain for changes that require a hard fork during the implementation process. Problems with Regularly Scheduled Hard Forks…

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

…anyone can still deploy the hard fork, it is unlikely that anyone will proceed with the hard fork in any meaningful way. Belshe does, however, note that 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…

- NO2X: Next Week’s Hard Fork Has Been “Suspended” Due to a Lack of Consensus
NO2X: Next Week’s Hard Fork Has Been “Suspended” Due to a Lack of Consensus

…some individuals), and anyone can still deploy the hard fork, it is unlikely that anyone will proceed with the hard fork in any meaningful way. Belshe does, however, note that…

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

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…

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…

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

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…

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

…any public statements concerning the SegWit2x fork. It did, however, sign the Bitcoin Unlimited–inspired hard fork statement insisting on consensus and strong replay protection for hard forks. And, when asked…

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,…

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 - 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…

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

…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 in return for SegWit activation….

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

fork idea’ probably wouldn’t work at all: the attacker can broadcast withdrawal transactions which have multi-million dollar fees. This ‘smart contract bribe’ defeats the soft fork. Similarly, the hard fork

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…

Op-ed - Segregated Witness
Segregated Witness, Part 3: How a Soft Fork Might Establish a Block-Size Truce (or Not)

…of increasing the block size limit through a hard fork – prefer to deploy Segregated Witness as hard fork as well. This has several advantages over a soft fork. First,…

Ethereum - Op Ed: Why Ethereum’s Hard Fork Will Cause Problems in the Coming Year
Op Ed: Why Ethereum’s Hard Fork Will Cause Problems in the Coming Year

…of the risk of a denial-of-service attack. The Foundation then began work on a hard fork to reverse the DOA transactions. Unlike a soft fork, a hard fork is a…

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

…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 blockchains…

Op-ed - On the Detriments of Segregated Witness for Bitcoin
On the Detriments of Segregated Witness for Bitcoin

hard forks pose a much greater risk of double-spend transactions. Any non-upgraded node could, in the case of a hard fork, receive completely invalid transactions while potentially never realizing it…

Technical - Antpool Will Not Run SegWit Without Bitcoin Block Size Increase Hard Fork
Antpool Will Not Run SegWit Without Bitcoin Block Size Increase Hard Fork

hard fork code discussed in the Hong Kong agreement implemented in a release of Bitcoin Core. Wu explained: “We are waiting for the July hard fork code promised in the…