Twice a year the Monero project carries out a software update. So on March 9, 2019, the first Hard Fork took place for this year. With Boron Butterfly, especially security updates come into the log.
If you follow the fungible cryptocurrency for some time, network updates in the form of hard forks are already routine. In 2018, the main focus was on the functionality of integrating multi-sig wallets and reducing the size of the transaction. On March 9, the focus was on the safety of users and the ecosystem.
Here are the new features of Hard Fork, Boron Butterfly, version 0.14.
Preserve ASIC resistance
Already in the beginning of 2018 rumors started about Monero ASICs. However, according to the CryptoNote White Paper, a cryptocurrency should be ASIC-resistant and so the community decided to shake off the ASICs. In fact, the procedure was successful. But now, barely a year later, ASICs seemed to be back for Monero. The hash rate had doubled over the last few months.