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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What would happen to the Monero network if a significant part would be isolated?

What would happen to Monero in case of a cataclismic event that would cause the American continents to be data-isolated (that is all data links severed) from Eurasia? What would be the maximum time ...
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What will happen to my wallet during next hard fork?

I read the following announcement on a mining pool website: HardFork V3: 23 days from now What will happen (if anything) to my actual wallet during this hardfork update? Will it change address? ...
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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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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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Danger of using a very long unlock time

The answer to this question says transactions with an unlock_time are mined right away but outputs will not be able to be used as inputs in another transaction until the unlock_time is met. Based on ...
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Why is Monero more sensitive to reorganizations than Bitcoin?

According to this answer Monero (CryptoNote) is more sensitive to reorganizations than Bitcoin. What specifically is the reason to support this statement?
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As a XMR recipient after HF4 is there a way I can only accept RingCT payments?

This question discusses how both RingCT and non RingCT transactions will be allowed between HF4 and HF5. It also discusses how a user can turn all non RingCT outputs into RingCT outputs. As a Monero ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to increase the total supply and how equally distributed is monero among it's early adopers?

In 2017, 75% of existing Monero will already be mined and yet, for me and many others in my position, Monero seems just be at the very beginning of its existence. Is it possible to change the total ...
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Are there any technical reasons why Monero Classic could not exist?

Assuming there were some people who did not like the Monero change from one to two minute blocks. Are there any technical reasons they could have not just continued to mine on the old chain (with 1 ...
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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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Is a Monero hardfork to replace stolen funds impossible due to its untraceability

If a hacker was able to steal coins from a major Monero exchange or large owner would Monero developers be able to do anything to recover the stolen funds (assuming they wanted to try)? Is it ...
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Monero hard fork procedure

I understand Monero has a planned hard fork twice a year (on approximately March 15 and September 15) and I would like to understand more about how it will in practice: What is the minimum amount of ...

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