Ethereum Classic’s Next Crypto Code Upgrade Is Back on for September

In a public call Thursday, Ethereum classic developers recommitted to releasing a system-wide upgrade, or hard fork, to the blockchain’s main network in September. The targeted block number for the so-called Atlantis activation is 8,772,000, which is expected to hit at roughly 12:00 UTC on Sept. 17. After a disagreement in May about the contents […]

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Privacy Crypto Grin’s First Hard Fork Planned for Mid-July

Grin developers have reached a rough agreement on a block number and expected date of activation for the crypto network’s first ever system-wide upgrade or hard fork. Proposed by Quentin Le Sceller, a Grin core developer and software engineer at blockchain startup BlockCypher, during a developer call on Tuesday, the proposed activation block number is 262,080. […]

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Ethereum Classic May Delay Upcoming Hard Fork ‘Atlantis’

Ethereum classic’s open-source developer team failed to reach a consensus Thursday on whether to move forward with a forthcoming system-wide code upgrade as outlined, effectively sending the planned batch of upgrades back to a drafting stage. Developers have been deliberating on a set of 10 proposals to be integrated into the protocol since February, an upgrade […]

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The Real Discussion About Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Is About to Begin

More than two dozen ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs) have been submitted for review and inclusion in ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade or hard fork, dubbed Istanbul. The list – with 28 official EIPs and at least one other set to be added – include changes to the $27 billion network that impact its mining algorithm, code […]

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Ethereum Core Developers Debate Benefits of More Frequent Hard Forks

How often is too often to alter consensus? A group of ethereum’s veteran open-source developers discussed the subject in a bi-weekly meeting Friday, wherein they aired the possibility that system-wide upgrades, also called hard forks, to the software could be enacted as often as every three months. Wanting to “check the temperature,” the developer asking the question […]

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Ethereum Block Count Spikes As Difficulty Bomb Diffuses on Schedule

The rate at which new transaction blocks are being added to the ethereum blockchain is back on the rise after the network’s successful upgrades, Constantinople and St. Petersburg, last week. According to blockchain analytics site Etherscan, the daily block count increased more than 1,500 blocks within a 24-hour period after the upgrades, implemented as hard forks, […]

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Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2019, 15:40 UTC): Constantinople hard fork activation has been set for block number 7,280,000, scheduled to hit on February 27th, according to developer Péter Szilágyi. Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February. Also called a hard fork, […]

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