Ethereum Bug on Its Old Client Geth Leads to A Fork

Ethereum’s top software client, Geth, suffered an EVM bug attack affecting over half of its older nodes. This attack further led to a split on the chain, forming a fork. According to the report released on Go Ethereum GitHub on Tuesday, Geth v1.10.8 would be the hotfix to deal with the bug attack. As per statistics from Ethernodes, Geth runs approximately 75% of Ethereum nodes. The number makes up for at least 54% of Ethereum nodes affected by the EVM…

Telegram’s TON is Over: What Happens to the Blockchain Project Next?

On May 12th, 2020, Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov announced the Telegram Open Network (TON), the messaging company's highly anticipated blockchain platform. The news that Telegram had been forced to abandon its TON project symbolized sustained pressure from regulators in the U.S to impede social media-backed cryptocurrency ventures. That said, the project's source code remains freely available on Github, so other developers can technically use it to develop their version of the Telegram Open Network. The original TON development…

What is a Fork? – Beginner’s Guide to ‘Forking’ on the Blockchain

Fork! The name itself sounds kinky. But, it is what it is. In technology lingo, the word Fork is used to describe anything diverging or to cut off from an already existing piece of software or code. But gradually, the definition has gone on to become much broader than it was initially used for. To Fork means to change, differ, or diverge from something that already exists, either upgrading and leaving the old stuff behind or starting something entirely new…