You should update your Ethereum client (i.e. your wallet). For Linux users running geth, just do this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade 

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The drama continues for ETH miners! As mentioned in an earlier post, we successfully installed AMD’s Blockchain Compute Drivers for Linux.

But, after reading the Ethereum Team’s official announcement about the October 16, 2017 hard fork, we decided to follow their advice and update our geth client to version 1.7.2.

What Happens if I Do Not Participate in the Hard Fork?

If you are using an Ethereum client that is not updated for the upcoming hard fork, your client will sync to the pre-fork blockchain once the fork occurs. You will be stuck on an incompatible chain following the old rules, without replay protection against the main network. Old clients will be able to construct transactions, but will not be able to see the effects of those transactions

You can confirm the geth version you’re running via this command $ geth version. For more about geth 1.7.2 see the release notes on GitHub.

If you need to update, just run the following:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade 

ProTip: Safe Upgrades for Misison Critical Systems

Note: We did not do a dist-upgrade as we did not want to risk anything breaking since our miner is happy and very stable.

Using sudo apt-get upgrade keeps to the rule: under no circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages not already installed retrieved and installed. If that’s important to you, use apt-get upgrade.

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