DASH has updated to 12.1 in February 2017, which is a new software release and update to the DASH network.
DASH can now more easily upgrade it’s network without a so called hard fork and the accompanying arduous task of convincing miners and exchanges to go along with any upgrade.
They can now just get MasterNode operators to vote on an upgrade and voila, hard fork!
This means however that an upgrade just became a lot easier and a take down request or roll back just because more of a factor.
Let’s take one scenario where you have a government takedown request or a hack or just a bug. In any of these scenarios an amendment to the blockchain could be done through consensus if a good enough proposal to upgrade was submitted. This would then mean, much like Ethereum, that the blockchain is not absolutely immutable and resembles something closer to PayPal or Visa.
An immutable blockchain and irreversible transactions without any authority being able to influence the digital currency transaction is a big feature and part of the reason crypto currencies offer stiff competition to fiat currencies.
Does this mean that DASH just became more corruptible and its CEO more subject to outside influence if compromised?
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