- A second hard fork may not be as palatable to the community.
- Ethereum got “very lucky” this time, Buterin wrote, and another hard fork may not be as easy to implement if the platform grows and more stakeholders-as well as their money-join the community.
- Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, told Motherboard in an email that there was “a single unambiguous winning chain” with over 80 percent of the community moving over.
- But a successful fork doesn’t mean that Ethereum’s woes are finished.
- The successful fork was seen as a victory for Ethereum by some observers, since it’s a process that can only be completed if the entire community works together to first approve of the terms, and then actually move over to the new version of the software.
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Ethereum just survived a controversial hard fork.
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