Ethereum’s Gray Glacier (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Difficulty Bomb)

The second reason [for the Difficulty Bomb] and this is one I think is probably way underrated is the idea that it makes it a bit harder to create a scam fork of Ethereum, Beiko said. Two years or three years ago, there was, like, Bitcoin Diamond, Bitcoin Unlimited, Bitcoin Gold, all these forks of forks of forks. The reason in large part you don’t see those on Ethereum is because they require not only a one-line change like a lot of these Bitcoin forks do but they also require people to run the updated software.