Update Constantinople was successfully activated in the network, the second largest of Ethereum cryptocurrency on the block 7 280 000 in 22:57 GMT according to the previously outlined plan.

According to the portal Ethernodes, only 19.9% of clients Geth and 32.6% Parity set is compatible with the Constantinople version of the software. The total willingness to hard the fork was 22.1%.

It is expected that the unit will return to 15 seconds, after it rose to 20 seconds activation of the bomb difficulty. Along with updating the reward per block has decreased from 3 to 2 ETH ETH, however, the issue of crypto currencies relative to the last weeks when the miners failed to limit awards due to increased complexity, increased.

As noted Trustnodes, the update went without incident. Customers Geth and Parity the current version has been successfully synchronized, together with the miners, the operators gcd and business representatives were in the new network.

3 minutes before the fork had ceased to function a portal for tracking its passage, however, in the network of similar problems have been reported.

“Historically and logically much more likely caused by a fork of the problems will occur some time after the release of the block the fork than on this block,” explained the developer domain system Ethereum ENS Nick Johnson.

Simultaneously with Constantinople, there was another update — St. Petersburg, which led to disable part of the code the original fork that contained bugs.

Now the miners will produce approximately 7,000 ETH in the day, and developers will have access to enhanced networking opportunities. On turn testnet Beacon Chain, which should be launched in March.

Course Ethereum, according to CoinMarketCap, at the time of publication is at $136,50, showing relative stability during the last hours.

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