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Ethereum Constantinople, the Hard Fork will be activated in mid-January 2019

Ethereum Constantinople, the Hard Fork will be activated in mid-January 2019

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Marcus Misiak –
08.12.2018

The Core developer of Ethereum (ETH) have agreed to enable the long-awaited Constantinople Hard Fork at Block 7.080.000, as in yesterday’s developers meeting, it was decided.

As we reported, decided by the Ethereum core development team after months of development of Constantinople for an Upgrade of the Blockchain to the Ropsten to the test network of the network. At that time, the developer believed that, if the Test was successful, and Constantinople until the end of October would be activated in the Mainnet.

In the case of the activation of the Upgrades in the Ropsten to the test network, due to various problems. Finally, Afri Schoedon, a developer at Parity published on Twitter a Nachrichtt to give the crypto Community a concise Update on the Situation by declaring simply that, unfortunately, a consensus-Problem had occurred. This Problem now seems to be eliminated.

In a recent Core Developer Meeting, the members of the Open-seem-to-Source development team of Ethereum on the activation of the upgrade of Constantinople agreed. The Upgrade is now scheduled for Block #7.080.000 and will take place between the 14. February and the 18. January 2019 instead. In the case of the Core-developers yesterday, Friday, the developers of languages on a number of things in connection with the Constantinople-Upgrade.

The Upgrade will implement a series of functions for developers, the biggest Change is the reduction of the Block reward by 3 ETH per Block to 2 ETH per Block. In return for this, the Upgrade also aims to delay the “Difficuly Bomb,” an algorithm at the network layer, which increases the difficulty for the creation of a new block exponentially, and as a preparation for the Transition of the Ethereum network for Proof-of-Stake (PoS) aims to serve.

PoS Beacon Chain test network is planned for March 2019

In the Core, a developer 10 was times the scalability proposed before Sharding comes into operation. The developers also talked about Ethereum 1x, a further Upgrade, to be released in 2019. Several groups have reported on the progress made, but stressed that the development is still in an early stage.

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