Bitcoin 

Ethereum’s Hard Fork is Scheduled for Tomorrow

2019 has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for those in the crypto sphere, and one thing that is on the mind of many is the upcoming Ethereum fork in January. As everyone knows, a hard fork is one of the most crucial events in the lifetime of any cryptocurrency, and when it happens to be the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency, then there is going to be a lot of anticipation. Key Details The reason behind choosing to do a hard fork on January 1 is a bit ignominious for…

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Blockchain 

Ethereum Devs Propose Hard Fork to Address Impending Ice Age

Ethereum developers have proposed a hard fork, titled the Muir Glacier, which is aimed at addressing the impending Ice Age that could potentially slow down the Ethereum mainnet. A hard fork refers to a radical change to a network’s protocol that makes previously invalid blocks and transactions valid or vice-versa and requires all nodes or users to upgrade to the latest version of the protocol software. Ethereum’s Ice Age, also called a Difficulty Bomb, is the increasing hashing difficulty in the mining algorithm used to reward miners with Ether (ETH)…

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Blockchain 

Ripple CEO is Working Hard on XRP’s Success

XRP, the world’s third-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has not had a great year so far and Ripple has come under a fair share of fire over the state of affairs. The San Francisco-based startup holds the highest number of XRP tokens and has been responsible for developing greater awareness about the cryptocurrency. Ripple’s CEO Makes Bullish Note However, the poor performance this year has been blamed on the company’s practice of selling off large chunks of XRP, and many believe that this practice has depressed the price of the…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork | Segwit Recovery & Schnorr Signatures

A Bitcoin Cash hard fork was implemented earlier today as of block 58268. Although the network-split initially met with a hiccup, the upgrade has now successfully completed. Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork The hard fork sees the Bitcoin Cash network implement two new features. They are Segwit recovery and Schnorr signatures. The Segwit recovery means network participants can now recover funds that were sent accidentally to Segwit addresses. Before today, this was impossible due to the “enforcement of the new CLEANSTACK rule” which was implemented in the last upgrade in November. The…

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Blockchain 

TRON Hard Fork Coming Soon! Will TRX Rise or Fall?

TRON’s CEO Justin Sun announced that his platform will be adding a group of upgrades this week. A TRON hard fork will take place on February 28th and will add four new features. #TRON will launch 3.5 hard fork upgrade on 2/28. New Features: 1. multi-sig and acct mng, institution ready 2. Dynamic energy adjustment to real-time network performance 3. 50% up performance & res usage 4. Better VM safety, events server for Dapps. Go! #TRX $TRX — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) February 24, 2019 TRON Hard Fork: Odyssey 3.5 TRON…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Hard Fork Draws Near

Ethereum (ETH) is up over 71% for the month, as its devs prepare for its upcoming hard fork. The major hard fork was supposed to take place in 2018 but was pushed back. Since then, the whole Ethereum community has been steadily working to bring this thing to life. Now, it finally has an end date. The hard fork is scheduled to occur on block #7,080,000, which should happen around January 16th. Ethereum Constantinople Countdown This particular hard fork has been in preparation since 2017, and it promises key upgrades…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork Nears and ETH Hacks Rise

Two days ago, brand new code was released on GitHub that had a Constantinople activation time within it. The post reads that Geth, or ‘Go Ethereum,’ is a special release and a hard fork will take place on the Ethereum (ETH) mainnet at block 7,080,000. This new hard fork is expected to take place around January 16th, 2019. Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople #Ethereum Constantinople mainnet hard fork scheduled for block #7080000, estimated around the 16th of January, 2019! — Péter Szilágyi (@peter_szilagyi) December 7, 2018 Ethereum’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, re-tweeted the…

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