Posts Tagged ‘Ethereum fork

Just a reminder that on December 7th, at block number 9069000, Ethereum (ETH) will execute the first phase of its Istanbul hard fork (a little more than 19000 blocks as of writing this). Earlier the hard fork was scheduled to happen today on 4th of December at block 9056000, but the date has been pushed back a bit. The second phase of the hard fork is scheduled for early 2020, though no exact date has been announced yet. The first phase of the Istanbul hard fork is not going to be changing anything related to the PoW mining algorithm hat the project uses at the moment, after the fork Ethereum will still be mined using the Ethash algorithm. The second phase for early next year though will bring a change in the mining algorithm from Ethash to the ProgPow algorithm, rendering the current Ethash ASIC miners useless for Ethereum mining (there are other Ethash cryptos out there though). To see the list of EIPs included in the fork (Ethereum Improvement Proposals). Make sure you upgrade your Ethereum local node if you are running one before the fork occurs in order to avoid possible problems.

To check the time left before Ethereum (ETH) hard forks next at block 9069000…

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A post on reddit has bee published today that introduces Classic Ethereum (CETH) – another Ethereum (ETH) for that is apparently in the making at the moment. Just like Ethereum Classic (ETC) the new Classic Ethereum (CETH) fork will follow the original Ethereum blockchain until the controversial block 1920000 where it will fork with a small signature change to make replay attacks impossible. We are going to see how this will affect things and if it may make them even worse than they are at the moment or instead will help. The current Ethereum situation where ETC is causing more issues than helping driven by the greed for making money from “free coins” and hurting different members of the crypto ecosystem with the use and misuse of replay attacks. We are going to be following the development of the situation with new fork Classic Ethereum (CETH)…

To check out the official introduction of the new Classic Ethereum (CETH) fork posted on reddit…

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Expanse (EXP) is a decentralized cryptographic information, application, and contract platform forked from the Ethereum codebase and is mined the same way with ethminer. According to its creators it is among the first of such to be fairly distributed, democratically controlled, and community managed. Through the use of smart contracts and decentralized blockchain technology, it is run not by any one individual or group, but by the users of Expanse itself. The project is organized, managed, and operated through a decentralized organization leveraging direct influence over the platform and its future to those that matter most: our community. New features, integration, and core modifications of the expanse platform and organization can be nominated, voted on, and implemented according to the collective opinion. Expanse’s backend is based on the Ethereum Go client and there is a dedicated beta GUI wallet for Windows and Max already available to help you manage your coins easily than via the console.

Website
http://www.expanse.tech/

Block Explorer / Crawler
http://www.expanse.tech/explorer/

Specifications

  • Algorithm: Dagger-Hashimoto
  • Block Reward: 8 EXP
  • Block Target: 60 seconds
  • Gas Limit: 31415926
  • Reserve: 11 Million (Community Managed)

Wallet downloads
Windows
Mac

Source Code
at GitHub

Ports

  • RPC Port: 9656
  • P2P Port: 42786

Pools
https://exp.suprnova.cc/
http://exp.maxminers.net/

Exchanges
Bittrex
Poloniex
Bleutrade


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