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News Bitcoin.com, the Bitcoin (BTC)-related firm backed by crypto evangelist Roger Ver, is planning to launch its $200 million Bitcoin Cash (BCH) investment fund. Ver has announced the news speaking at a Bitcoin Cash meetup in London on Nov. 19, as he tweeted on Nov. 20. The event was hosted by ma..
Analysis Earlier this month, the Ethereum Foundation team lead Péter Szilágyi confirmed the date of the network’s upcoming upgrade, Istanbul. Ethereum’s eighth hard fork overall and the second one this year is slated to take place on Dec. 4. Istanbul will introduce a number of improvements such a..
News Bitcoin’s (BTC) failed hard fork attempt from 2017, SegWit2x, was “extremely dangerous and irresponsible,” says a CEO who was formerly one of its biggest supporters. In a series of tweets on Nov. 16, Bobby Lee admitted he was wrong to tout the long-dead Bitcoin scaling solution. Lee: “Bitcoin..
News Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners appear to have wasted money mining 14 blocks on the wrong chain after the altcoin underwent a hard fork. According to data from monitoring resource Fork Monitor on Nov. 15, Bitcoin Cash, which itself forked off from Bitcoin (BTC) in 2017, successfully split in two o..
News The planned hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash network has been completed, as the first block considered invalid by the older client version was noted by BitMEX Research in a tweet on Nov. 15. Fork Monitor detected that the block at height 609,136 was considered invalid by the Bitcoin ABC 0.19.0 c..
Follow up An upcoming planned hard fork in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will impose relatively simple technical changes to its consensus mechanism that will not split the chain, despite some turbulent undercurrents in the coin’s community regarding issues which have recently become difficult to ignore. Disl..
News Team lead at the Ethereum (ETH) Foundation Péter Szilágyi has confirmed Dec. 4 as the expected date for the network’s forthcoming Istanbul hard fork. In two tweets posted on Nov. 7, Szilágyi indicated that Istanbul will commence at block 9069000. He provided Geth mainnet node operators with a..
News The core development team of blockchain platform Æternity announced the release of the software of its latest hard fork, namely Lima. Æternity announced in a press release published on Nov. 5 that the introduction of Lima improves the network’s virtual machines, governance and naming system. ..
News The Aragon community has officially proclaimed itself against ProgPOW. ProgPOW is a proposed protocol change to the Ehereum network that would close the efficiency gap available to application-specific integrated circuits. In a tweet on Nov. 2, the official account of the Aragon project post..
News Major Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain Qtum has gone through its first-ever hard fork today, updating the network to Qtum 2.0. Major network upgradeQtum blockchain has had its first hard fork as scheduled, Qtum Official tweeted on Oct. 17. The hard fork happened at block 466,000, upgrading the..