Ethereum Network Planned Hard Fork Delayed Due to Late Acceptance of EIPS

Drishti Bhagat   Aug 28, 2019 06:00



The blockchain infrastructure company running the core of the Ethereum network has delayed the planned hard fork launch until September 6th.  


During the dev meeting, Pooja Ranjan, founder of Etherworld presented meeting notes which suggested that, in accordance with the Parity core developer, Wei Tang, there is bound to be a two-week delay before any proceeding in selecting the block numbers with regards to the Istanbul fork.  


Wei expressed concerns over gas issues which would require immediate resolving prior to launching or implementing the mainnet hardfork, as it could result in complications in changing the course once the fork occurs. This could result in the delay past September 6, Wei argued.   


Not to mention, Buterin of Ethereum has previously highlighted that the Ethereum blockchain itself is reaching full capacity.  


Buterin stated: 

Scalability is a big bottleneck because the Ethereum blockchain is almost full. If you’re a bigger organization, the calculus is that if we join, it will not only be fuller, but we will be competing with everyone for transaction space” 


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