Questions tagged [hard-fork]

Any alteration to Monero which changes the block structure (including block hash), difficulty rules, or set of valid transactions

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How will the ring CT fork be rolled out?

I understand that the latest monero software already has all the RCT code. Does it mean that no upgrade will be required prior to RCT HF? If so, is the block height at which RCT will be allowed ...
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Will there be a January hard-fork for RingCT?

If there is a earlier hard-fork. Will only the RingCT code be included in the version or every improvement until then? Will this skip the March hard-fork or will the March fork use version 5?
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Why are hard forks planned every 6 months?

As more code is written and the Monero technology advances (perhaps the pace of development will slow), will the need for biannual hard forks remain? Is there a particular purpose behind this?
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What exactly has been changed in PoW algorithms in the v7 fork?

I have read the official announcement about the current PoW change and also seen the discussion on GitHub but this is very long and very technical. Could someone summarise what exactly has been ...
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How will the transition to RingCT work?

When Monero implements RingCT, how will the transition be handled? In particular, how will pre RingCT outputs be migrated into outputs available for use in RingCT transactions?
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Block height for v6 fork

What is the block height and approximate date for the v6 Monero fork? Has there been a decision to change the targeted block height based on discussions to keep the fork near Sept 21st despite a ...
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Replay attacks and address differentiation after a hard fork?

Just in case there will be some time a XMR Classic fork ... Are there any technical solutions in the protocol to prevent replay-attacks after a hard fork? Is there any possibility to distinguish ...
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What caused the mandatory update for the hardfork in early January 2017?

As far as I know, the plan for hard forks is to always release the code for a hard fork approximately six months into the main repository as a point release before the hard fork code activates. ...
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Why will the v5 fork raise the min block size to 300,000 bytes?

Why will the v5 fork raise the min block size to 300,000 bytes? v5 is now used for an increased minimum block size (from 60000 to 300000) to cater for larger typical/minimum transaction size. I ...
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Is there a risk that cold storage wallets containing non RingCT outputs will be unspendable in the future?

If I fund a wallet today and don't touch it for 5 years, is there a risk that I won't be able to spend my funds? Is it advisable to move funds around to a new wallet with each hard fork?
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Meaning of "62 days ahead" message after full node has finished synchronizing

What does the message "62 days ahead" message mean? My full node has finished synchronizing (I confirmed this by comparing my block height with both moneroblocks.info and Explore.MoneroWorld.com)
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Mixin 0 (mixin 1) transaction ban

Does the network still accept mixin 0/1 transactions? Did Poloniex update their transactions to use a higher mixin?
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Failure of an exchange or pool to upgrade to Monero v0.10.1 by January 5th

According to the release notes: The main thing to know is that you should 0.10.1. Otherwise, you will get booted off the network. If you are mining, make sure the pool you are mining on has ...
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Hard Fork Replay Attacks? [duplicate]

When the Ethereum fork happened a few months ago, users were cautioned to protect against so called "replay attacks". A replay attack, as far as i understand it, is when a transaction occurs on one ...
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Will I need to update wallet and miner after the next upcoming (March 2019) fork?

I have read about the next upcoming fork planned for the block 1788000 (around the 9th of March). After that block, will I need to update the Monero daemon, the wallet, or both? And what about the ...