Amsel 2016 (†829)Amsel, Alex. "Understanding Proposed Ethereum Forks." (Ownage, 18 Jun 2016).
- hard fork (para.3): A hard fork suggested by EthCore will replace the previously immutable contract known as TheDAO and perhaps any other attacked contracts. It will also directly transfer ether from attacker contracts back to the original DAO. (†2163)
- soft fork (para.2): A soft fork is an optional flag that miners can elect to run on their node. The suggested fork is to allow breathing room only (to quote Jeff) to prevent any DAO contract, including child DAOs, from reducing their ether balance. This buys time for a real solution before more damage can be done by this or other exploits. (†2164)