Siacoin's upcoming HF, Bittrex adding USD market for SC, market and price analysis

Siacoin is all set for the hardfork scheduled for block 179,000 expected to be on Wednesday, October 31st. The core developers hope to improve the performance of Sia network, and give the power of mining back to the community. Sia Tech - An Introduction Sia is one of the leading decentralized cloud storage platform to rent and host. Based on blockchain technology it creates a data storage marketplace that is more robust and more...

Metropolis Byzantium HF is here - FAQ for users

After long wait, Metropolis is finally here. Ethereum core developers have already succeeded the fork for Byzantium - The first Metropolis HF on the testnet a few weeks ago. The Ropsten test network underwent a hard fork on September 19, 2017 (UTC) at block number 1.7mil (1,700,000). A countdown timer can be seen at https://fork.codetract.io/. The Ethereum network will be undergoing a planned hard fork at block number 4....

Hard Fork and Soft Fork in blockchain

Hard fork and soft fork are the protocol upgrade mechanism in blockchain. Hard fork creates an incompatibility between the previous version and the latest version on software. There is always a possibility of split of blockchain (like Ethereum Classic). However, it is debatable, if they are preferred upgrade mechanism for blockchain. Fig: Hard Fork Vs. Soft Fork There are also two sub-types of hard forks: strictly expanding hard forks, which strictly expand the set of...

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