In this context, Consensus describes the regulatory agreement of the distributed AEON network where the participants adhere by the rules. Consensus Protocol (CP) is necessary such that the operators of the blockchain evaluate and agree on the proposed changes within before they are permanently incorporated into the AEON blockchain.
As a reference point, Monero has scheduled CP updates biannually as part of its development process. CPs are important to ensure all blockchain participants are adhering to the same rules while forcing users to update the software to stay active, supplying them with new features and fixes alike.History
One AEON hardfork has occured in its history, at block 592000. The hard fork incorporated the following changes:Difficulty target from 60 to 240 seconds. Slowed reward emission down by 2*2