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Antpool Founder Shares Post Claiming Hardfork Issue Comes Down to Money

Wu Jihan, founder of Antpool, bitcoin’s biggest pool with around 14 percent of the network’s hardware share, recently shared a post from an unknown author on his Weibo account, which stated that solving the network’s problem can only be achieved by talking about the ‘distribution of interests’ and reaching a ‘compromise in the pursuit of those interests.’ On Twitter, Jihan clarified that he is...

Bitcoin Core Supporter Threatens Zero Day Exploit if Bitcoin Unlimited Hardforks

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Editor's note: The article has been updated to remove references to Bitcoin Core contributor Eric Lombrozo, who has confirmed to CCN that he is not related to 'ciphera', as reported erroneously at the time of publishing. Tempers seem to be flaring in bitcoin land as some Bitcoin Core supporters threaten to attack the currency if the economic majority decides to increase transaction capacity...

F2Pool, Litecoin’s Biggest Pool, Will Upgrade to Segwit

Wang Chun, F2Pool’s co-founder, told CCN that he is planning to upgrade his Litecoin pool to segregated witnesses (segwit), but “it won't happen in the next couple of weeks.” He further told CCN that his bitcoin pool, which currently controls around 14% of the network’s hashrate, won’t upgrade to segwit “anytime soon.” Chun stated: We'll do it on Litecoin first and then make an evaluation if it...

Monero Successfully Hardforks to Increase Privacy and Anonymity

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Monero, the fifth largest digital currency with a market cap of nearly $200 million, has successfully hardforked yesterday to add higher levels of privacy and anonymity by implementing an adapted version of Confidential Transactions. The networks’ near 650 visible full nodes have made the transition without any noticeable problem so far, with the market responding positively as indicated by an...

Blockchain Social Platform Steemit Completes Hardfork

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The community requested hardfork to enforce change with the Steemit blockchain’s economic model has been completed successfully, the social news platform confirmed today. First revealed toward November's end, Steemit CEO Ned Scott revealed that plans for a hardfork were put in place to address the inflation rate incurred by its token coin Steem and to encourage participation from short or mid...

Ethereum Successfully Hardforks to Address Vulnerable Vectors

Ethereum has successfully upgraded its network to address a number of attack vectors that were constantly exploited in September and October of this year. Just before Devcon2’s opening, an attacker exploited a smart contract gas mispricing bug which threatened to derail Ethereum’s big day. The developers, however, were able to take emergency measures, allowing the network to continue operating...

Ethereum Prepares for the Spurious Dragon Hardfork

Ethereum's community is preparing for the second upgrade of a two parts hardfork plan to address a number of bugs that were exploited last month which slowed down the network to almost a halt. The first of the two parts hardfork was just under a month ago with Jeffrey Wilcke, founder of Ethlabs and one of Ethereum’s Geth developers, stating that the second hardfork will initiate at block number...

Ethereum Classic Hardforks Successfully

Ethereum Classic forked for the first time this morning to address a number of dos attack vectors that have affected ETC’s network for weeks. The upgrade faced no technical problems, with most of the network and miners smoothly transitioning from the old client to the new Gas Price Hardfork client. However, ETC’s price has not reacted positively, falling by more than 3% in contrast to Eth’s price...

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