Cryptocurrencies are developing and improving, and there is a tendency that hard forks of the coins occur at newly created blocks.
A soft fork is a change to the protocol that restricts the ruleset enforced by full nodes that upgrade to enforce the soft fork rules, while a hard forkis a change to the protocol that loosens the ruleset enforced by full nodes. Hard fork is the changes to the programming of the coin that create incompatibilities between the older and newer version.
From this article you will learn about the forks of the cryptocurrencies which occur in February 2018.
|February 28||Bitcoin Private|
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Zclassic developers plan to fork Bitcoin to create Bitcoin Private, a privacy-focused Bitcoin that mashes up the features of Bitcoin Gold and Zcash/Zclassic.
Bitcoin Private will use the same privacy technology as ZClassic (zk-snarks). This means payments are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient and other transactional metadata remain unidentifiable.
Our editorial board tracks all the latest announcements and we will add the new forks as more information comes in!