Fork Watch: How To Follow Tomorrow’s High-Stakes Bitcoin Cash Update

The most contentious hard fork in bitcoin cash’s one-year history is happening Thursday. So contentious, in fact, that this one holds the potential to split the blockchain into two separate iterations of the bitcoin cash protocol – one led by developer group Bitcoin ABC and the other, Bitcoin SV, led by blockchain research company nChain. The […]

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Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Stalls on Test Network

UPDATE 18:27 UTC, 10/13/18: Block creation on Ropsten testnet continues to feature zero transactions, indicating Constantinople may have failed to activate. UPDATE 17:36 UTC, 10/13/18: Block 4,230,000 has been mined, but features zero transactions. Ethereum’s main test network, Ropsten, is currently at a standstill. Code for ethereum’s upcoming hard fork, dubbed Constantinople, was set to be activated on […]

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When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

Berniesanders (not to be confused with former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders) is an institution on blockchain-based blogging platform Steemit. Steemit allows content creators to earn crypto – at least, crypto that’s native to the Steem blockchain, of which there are three – for popular posts. While recent successes include waffle recipes, romantic […]

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Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter?

Bitcoin cash now has 32 MB blocks and smart contracts. The controversial hard fork of bitcoin hard forked again several days ago in an effort to add new functionality to the cryptocurrency protocol and further differentiate it from its predecessor. But in the process – executing at block 530350 – a portion of the bitcoin cash community […]

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Fund Recovery Is Ethereum’s “Defining Moment,” Developer Kasireddy Says

There is “no right answer” to ethereum’s fund recovery debate. The words were spoken by Preethi Kasireddy, a former partner at Andreessen Horowitz and former software engineer at Coinbase, during the ethereum community conference EDCON on May 4. As the debate rages over whether ethereum should hard fork to return funds lost on the platform, including […]

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