All 2018 Cryptocurrency Forks

From this article you will find out which cryptocoins are undergoing hard forks in the year of 2018
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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 forks 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 all past and upcoming forks of the cryptocurrencies which occur during the year of 2018.

Date Cryptocurrency fork
March 1 LeviarCoin
March 1 PacCoin
March 2 Hexx
March 15 Burst
March 30 Musicoin
April 16 Rupee
April 21 Litecoin Private
April 30 Monero V
May 15 GlobalToken
May 15 Bitcoin Cash
May 27 Mooncoin
May 2018 Ethereum Classic
June 7 BitShares
June 12 Bytecoin
June 26 Zcash
July 5 Bitcoin Gold
Q2 of 2018 HempCoin
Summer 2018 DigiByte
Q3 of 2018 BitcoinZeroX
Winter 2018 Dogethereum

March 1

LeviarCoin

LeviarCoin is a CryptoNote-based currency, which implements such features as untraceable payments, unlinkable transactions, double-spending proof, blockchain analysis resistance, egalitarian Proof of Work and adaptive limits.

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The fork will take place on 1st of March 2018 and developers recommend not to make any transactions until that time.

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PacCoin

PAC is a community driven successor to Bitcoin, incorporating various improvements such as a two-tier incentivized network, known as the Masternode network. The major aim of PAC is to become the most efficient and user-friendly cryptocurrency that is available globally.

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At the beginning of January 2018, PacCoin has announced important dates for the community in its official Twitter account.

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March 2

Hexx Coin

Hexx coin is a privacy focused digital currency with stable client and ongoing development. Hexxcoin implements Zerocoin protocol to ensure anonymity for coin users.

Hexx coin logo

Hexx coin fork is due to occur on on block 222665, after the release of the new wallet.

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March 15

Burst

Burst is built with the blockchain technology, meaning that transactions are secured by military-grade cryptography. Burst is ruled by its network of users and cannot be altered by governments.

Burst coin logo

The first fork of Burst coin is planned to happen around block 470 000, which will be created approximately in the middle of March.

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March 30

Musicoin

Musicoin is created for both musicians and listeners. Its musical economy empowers listeners to freely participate via various value-added services that it has built and is actively building on top of the platform.

Musicoin logo

Musicoin has announced that it plans to upgrade with blockchain hard fork, aiming to support enhanced security and more efficient transactions.

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April 16

Rupee

Rupee cryptocurrency has announced that it will implement the hard fork on April 16, 2018.

rupee logo

As it is stated on the official website of the project, the implementation of Lyra2REv2 hard fork represents a major milestone in achieving Rupee’s vision for an open blockchain platform for India and South Asia.

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April 21

Litecoin Private

Litecoin Private should allow private transactions due to the utilization of zkSNARKs, and smart contract capabilities alongside with the “revolutionary” DAO Management Engine.

Litecoin private

Desktop wallets alongside with the source code will be released soon.

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April 30

MoneroV

MoneroV is a private cryptocurrency fork of the Monero blockchain. Monero is a secure, private, and untraceable cryptocurrency. It is open-source and accessible to all.

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A split will occur at block 1529810 when MoneroV miners will start to create blocks on the MoneroV network.

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May 15

GlobalToken

The team behind the GlobalToken project has announced that GlobalToken will be having a hard fork on May 15, 2018 and the work on the hard fork has already begun on Github.

GlobalToken logo

The block height is not announced yet as the team is still in talks with its Lawyers and Government regarding regulatory concerns.

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May 15

Bitcoin Cash

Developers of Bitcoin Cash claimed that they will do their best to enable enhanced features facilitating use-cases such as timestamping, representative tokens, and more complex transaction scripting.

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The initial upgrade to 32MB should kick in on May 15, 2018 followed by a subsequent upgrade deployment in November.

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May 27

MoonCoin

Mooncoin is designed for micro payments with very low transaction fees. All transactions are secured by its algorithm developed over three years, and is continually fine tuned for optimum performance.

Mooncoin logo

According to the team, this fork will not include a burn of coins and this fork will not generate another coin as Bitcoin Cash fork did.

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May 2018

Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic, a continuation of the original Ethereum blockchain, is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.

Ethereum classic logo

Difficulty Bomb will be removed from Ethereum Classic Mainnet at block 5,900,000 in order to avoid collapse of the network.

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June 7

BitShares

The most proximate hard fork of BitShares cryptocurrency will go live on June 7, 2018. 

Bitshares logo

The Feature Release will span approximately three weeks from planning through tested and delivered software, called a sprint. 

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June 12

Bytecoin

As it is stated in the roadmap of Bytecoin, its hard fork will be implemented on June 12, including a new dynamic fee system and deconstruction of the old API.

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All users are recommended to move to the new wallet by that time.

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June 12

Zcash

Zcash reported the successful activation of Overwinter - the software needed for the future major upgrade called Sapling.

Zcash

Overwinter includes version control, protection from replaying transactions for future upgrades, an overall improvement in the health of transparent transactions, and other new features.

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July 5

Bitcoin Gold

On block 536200 Bitcoin Gold network was transferred to the modified Equihash-BTG algorithm, not supported by classic ASIC-miners. This is reported in official blog.

Bitcoin Gold

Thus, the project promotes one of its main ideas, which consists in avoiding ASIC-mining.

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Q2 of 2018

HempCoin

In February 2018 we have reported about the plans of HempCoin to implement the hard fork on February 23, but reportedly those plans were changed.

Hempcoin logo

HempCoin has published an announcement stating that THC will hard fork in the second quarter of 2018.

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Summer 2018

DigiByte

DigiByte has issued the blockchain development plan for 2018, revealing that DigiByte Core v6.16.2, which is the foundation wallet, will be released in March of 2018.

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The new DigiByte wallet will have a new look, bug fixes and more features.

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Q3 of 2018

BitcoinZeroX

According to the white paper of Hexx coin, it will be used to “extend” the functionality of other cryptocurrencies with a low markup - this type of solution is also called merging or co-forking.

BitcoinZerox logo

Reportedly Hexx coin plans to merge Bitcoin blockchain with Zero protocol, creating a completely new coin BitcoinZeroX (BTCZ) in the third quarter of 2018.

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Winter 2018

Dogethereum

Dogethereum ia a new decentralized digital currency, which will be founded on snapshot of Dogecoin and based on ETH algorithm with fastest speed of transactions, smart contracts, appeared on Bitcointalk.

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As it was stated in the announcement, the goal of the project is to push Doge currency to the brand new direction, with no ASIC mining, speed and simplicity.

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

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
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Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.