February Cryptocurrency Hard Forks

From this article you will find out which tokens and coins are undergoing hard forks in February 2018
22 February 2018   956

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.  

Date Cryptocurrency fork
February 23 HempCoin 
February 28 Bitcoin Private 

February 23

HempCoin

HempCoin is a highly focused digital currency for the agriculture and farming industry and marijuana and hemp industry, built on the source of Bitcoin, and its use includes the marijuana dispensaries and the entire agriculture and farming trade business.

Hempcoin logo

In the end of January 2018, HempCoin has announced that it will implement the hard fork, which will occur on February 23, 2018. 

Read more about the HempCoin hard fork

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February 28

Bitcoin Private

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 logo

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.

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Our editorial board tracks all the latest announcements and we will add the new forks as more information comes in!

US Authorities to Sell $4.3M Worth Seized BTC

As reported, the Bitcoins were seized during different federal investigations
18 October 2018   82

The US Federal Penitentiary and Marshals Service has announced an auction, during which 660 Bitcoins will be sold, previously confiscated by law enforcement agencies. The current market value of the coins put up for sale is about $ 4.3 million, CoinDesk reports.

Bitcoins offered for sale were seized during federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.

The auction will be held on November 5, and to participate in it, you must register no later than October 31 and make a deposit of $ 200,000.

The trades will be divided into two parts and include the sale of six blocks of 100 BTC and one more block of 60 BTC. Auction participants will not be able to view other people's rates or change their own.

The Office clarified that part of the assets put up for auction includes Bitcoins, which were seized during the recent investigations into the cases of the traders Teresa Tetley and Thomas Mario Costanzo. Teresa Tetley was sentenced in July to a year in prison on charges of trading in cryptocurrency without the necessary license and laundering money obtained from drug trafficking.

The Marshals do not report which part of the bitcoins seized from Tetley and Costanzo is put up for auction, however, it was previously known that 40 BTC were withdrawn from the first, and 80 BTC from the second.

Two previous major auctions for the sale of confiscated bitcoins were held in the United States in January and March of this year. In the first case, 3813 BTC was sold, in the second - 2170 BTC.