New date for Ethereum Constantinople, the Hard Fork is for the end of February
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Marcus Misiak –
The Ethereum Core developers have decided on Friday, a new date when the Constantinople-Upgrade to be enabled. After the Upgrade was cancelled shortly before the activation on Tuesday of last week, decided the Core developers, around Vitalik Buterin, that the safety-critical EIP is deleted 1283 completely out of the Upgrade, and Constantinople is now the end of February enabled.
The Constantinople Upgrade was cancelled earlier this week after a Code-Audit. Chain security took place in EIP-1283 is a safety gap that can potentially lead to theft of user funds. According to a developer on Friday the Ethereum Core to meet the developer decided to the source of the “Reentrancy Bug”, i.e. to remove all of the Code Changes in context, with EIP-1283,. Several proposals have led to this decision, where there was no discussion on the resumption of EIP-1283. The damage caused by the disclosure of the security flaw seems to have the developers and the Community greatly shaken.
The new schedule States that the activation at the end of February. This was decided yesterday during a call the Core developers. Among the participants of the call, also Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, and Hudson Jameson, Péter Szilágyi, Martin Holste Swende, Lane Rettig and Afri Schoedon. According to the following Tweets from Szilágyis the Fork is for 27. February planned, the block number was set to #7.280.000.
One of the problems that result from the cancellation, is that a significant group of miners with the Constantinople-working Code, as if the Hard Fork would have actually taken place. These need special treatment in order to be clean on the latest Software upgraded. Another Problem is how to make the Upgrade, among other things, lower transaction should have fees. It was therefore discussed a “Two Fork”strategy, in order to ensure that the entire network comes at the next scheduled Hard Fork on Board.
In addition, it was also talked about to find a name other than Constantinople. This discussion is going, however, went nowhere. The conclusion seemed to be that the naming of things was less important than the actual work.
Let us not in the name of focus.
What is Constantinople?
Constantinople was on the 31. August completed and consists of five different Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) that will change after publication of the Blockchain of Ethereum with several backwards incompatible Upgrades permanently. This basically means, that Nodes that form the computer network and the execution of the Software from the Ethereum commissioned either need to be updated or run the risk of working with an old, outdated Blockchain.