Ethereum Developers Set Soft Deadline for Network Upgrade





Ethereum core developers have said that they are looking to a soft deadline of January 16th for activation of the upcoming Constantinople hard fork, Coindesk reported Nov 9.

The upgrade that has been designed to boost performance, scalability, and reduce the block mining reward from three to two was originally slated for November, until several bugs were found in the code during testing.

The delay has resulted in calls to include a further proposed upgrade in the Constantinople release called ProgPoW, which would block specialized ASIC miners in favor of general-purpose computer hardware. It is still not clear whether the ProgPoW proposal will be included in the upcoming release, or activated at a later date.

Author: Timothy Goggin

Timothy Goggin is an economic analyst with an interest in the application of moral philosophy and decentralized systems. He studied economics at the Business School at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His area of research is the consequential and moral dimensions of implementing digital currencies and the resulting synergies for consumers in the trading environment.

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