September 23, 2020

The Istanbul hard fork date on the Ethereum blockchain is December 4, 2019

The Istanbul hard fork date on the Ethereum blockchain is December 4, 2019

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Ethereum developers plan to activate hard fork Istanbul in the main network to block # 9 056 000. Miners will get it on or about December 4.

As the deployment of Ethereum 2.0 approaches, the community begins to pay closer attention to other changes in the ecosystem.

If co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterinrecently talked about recent changes to the sharding protocol, then PegaSys Protocol Engineering product manager Tim Beiko shared another update regarding the upcoming Istanbul hard fork.

“Of course, there may still be progress, but there are alreadyclear consensus on December 4th becoming a hard fork date. We will keep it in mind on January 8th if something goes wrong (* cough * Petersburg! * Cough *)!

So Istanbul will be held in early December! ”

In addition, Beiko emphasized that the developmentEthereum will aim to release EIP-2124, a fork identifier for network compatibility testing and an alternative to the discovery protocol. The innovation was “@ peter_szilagyi’s idea that customers communicate with each other based on the entire history of the forks, not just the genesis.”

In this regard, part of the community intends to establish a connection between the genesis and EIP-2124, which can simplify the identification of the user's current network.

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