Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork activation which was postponed late last minute on Jan 16th after issues were found in the update has now been until late February. According to core developers of Ethereum, the hard fork now will be activated on block number 7,280,000 blocks.
Peter Szilagyi, a team lead at Ethereum in a tweet has announced that the block number 7,280,000 is expected to be mined on February 27th, 2019. The upgrade will reportedly be implemented as “a single fork on mainnet and a post-Constantinople-fixup fork on the testnets to get them back in line feature-wise with the main network.”
Seems we're going with block 7.28M for the #Ethereum Constantinople refork scheduled for the 27th of February! Will be a single fork on mainnet and a post-Constantinople-fixup fork on the testnets to get them back in line feature wise with the main network.
— Péter Szilágyi (@peter_szilagyi) January 18, 2019
The team has decided that the vulnerable Ethereum Improvement Protocol will not be included in the upgrade to keep the issues out. In the coming months, the team will continue to monitor the update which continues to be on the testnet phase.
Despite receiving major support from major exchanges and miners as well the Ethereum community, there is a lot more uncertainty of its success, leaving many sceptical. Once implemented, the improvements would fundamentally change the Ethereum blockchain, preventing any backwards compatibility.
Join the Discussion on Telegram