The launch of Constantinople in the test Ethereum failed. No official comment, but cryptosuite already talking about the sabotage of the miners. Some suggest that hardwork will be put into operation only in 2019.
The developers of Ethereum Foundation planned to activate hardwork Constantinople 4 230 000 unit. Previous unit testnet could not get but a few hours later, the miners succeeded. However, in the next block had no transactions.
Manager client Parity Africa Shoden explained that the delay was due to the lack of the required number of miners in the network. Many simply failed to upgrade to the new version of the software to activate Constantinople.
“The fact that customers are “stuck” means no valid block Constantinople. For the future: never make forks for the weekend,” said one of the programmers in the public channel Gitter.
The developers urged the miners not to sabotage the process and to reach consensus.
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Shoden also said that hard forks can’t wait for 2019. This statement is not yet confirmed by other developers, but if so, then the programmers, “fall behind” from roadmap Ethereum for a few months.
Earlier, the launch of Constantinople in the test Ethereum was delayed because the developers decided to delay the process, to resolve a vulnerability found in one of five updates to fork.
Constantinople is one of the most important updates Ethereum, which is expected to decrease the rewards per block from 3 to 2 ETH. According to the supporter of hard forks Eric Conner, reduction of rewards will positively affect the inflation cryptocurrency, which is now equal to 7.4%.
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