October 25, 2020

Ethereum Classic prepares for Agharta hard fork in January 2020

Ethereum Classic prepares for Agharta hard fork in January 2020

The Ethereum Classic development team in an official tweet said that it had already begun work on the next Agharta update and agreed on the next hard fork.

Agharta hard fork will include updatesfrom Constantinople, and will introduce a feature called a generic account versioning scheme. It is planned to implement 3 proposals for improvement (EIP): EIP 145, EIP 1014 and EIP 1052.

Changes outside the scope of Constantinople will not be included in the upgrade, but may be taken into account in future updates.

ETC developers and stakeholders in the ecosystem agreed on the scope and timing of the Agharta fork and a schedule for updating networks.

The agreed schedule for Testnet and Mainnet Agharta launches is as follows:

Morden Testnet - November 13, 2019

Mordor Testnet - November 20, 2019.

Cotti Testnet - December 11, 2019

Classic Mainnet - January 15, 2020.

These are approximate installation dates for Agharta, andspecific block numbers at which the fork will occur will be announced shortly. The September Atlantis hard fork made Ethereum Classic and Ethereum compatible, and Agharta aims to complete this process.

Shortly after Agharta, in the last quarter of 2020, a hard fork is planned, which will include upgrades to Istanbul's Ethereum updates.