Due to the quick confirmation of the block, the Ethereum test network update took place on September 30th, and not on October 2nd. Developers were late to install updated software, according to a spokesman for the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson Jameson.
Ethereum update happened before October 2nd
The Ethereum Ropsten test network split up, creating two separate chains after launching the Istanbul hardforkHardfork
– a fundamental change in the source code, incompatible with the old protocol and the used software.Details test network. The representative of the Ethereum Foundation, Hudson Jameson, said on a Twitter page that until the process is finalized, the network will work intermittently. He also added that for such situations test networks are needed.
Earlier it was reported that the update will take place on October 2, but the block was updated faster than the deadline. Due to the time shift, the miners did not have time to update the software on time. This led to the fact that both circuits began to work independently of each other.
- The Ethereum network hardfork is a positive change. So, the network update includes a new miningMining
– is a type of activity for creating new blocks in the Blockchain to ensure proper system operation. Details algorithm, which will cover more participants. In addition, Istanbul will improve network scaling and smart-contracting.