**Update** The ETZ Hard Fork was cancelled due to lack of community support.
So it looks like the EtherZero hard fork is happening on Jan/18/2018…
See official announcement here.
But what does this mean? Well as has the case been with all previous Crypto forks, it looks like we might get a chance to double our money! If you have Ethereum in a private keyed wallet such as www.myetherwallet.com then you will automatically receive your ETH balance in the new EtherZero (ETZ) cryptocurrency. I am not going to tell you to liquidate everything else just to put it into ETH on the 17th, but it might be a good idea to set aside some ETH just in case..