Ethereum developers have announced the postponement of the date of activation of the upgrade in Constantinople Ropsten test network, reports CoinDesk .
The main reason for the delay is the need for additional time for the nodes of the operators in the Ethereum network to respond to the vulnerability identified in one of the five Constantinople upgrades .
Via community decision, we’ve postponed the test case. . https://t.co/q0bUyj3GfR
– Péter Szilágyi (@peter_szilagyi) 4 December 201 p.
Also, developers are confident that the transfer of the update will allow users of the Ropsten network to test other solutions for Ethereum, including Raiden technology of off-scaling. They will also be able to prepare for the possible division of the chain as a result of the implementation of Constantinople.
The Constantinople upgrade requires hardfork and involves a number of changes that affect the miner reward, code execution, data storage, etc. The active Ropsten testnet nodes must be ready to implement these changes at the same time to avoid the risk of blockchain separation.
According to Raiden’s network developer Lefteris Karapetsas , even the temporary split of the Ropsten testnet will make further testing “almost impossible”. At the same time, he noted, his project “is quite close to launch in the main network”.
In order to avoid undesirable problems with the Ethereum testnet, the developer Alexey Akhunov suggested launching a temporary alternative to the Ropsten test network. This, he said, will help solve the most obvious problems in the code before full-fledged testing on the Ropsten network.
The new launch date of the Constantinople upgrade at Ropsten by developers and users of the testnet is set for October 14, roughly at block 4,230,000.
Constantinople – the second part of Metropolis hard forks. He suggests changes to improve the performance of the Ethereum platform, change its monetary policy and postpone the so-called “bomb of complexity”.
Note that the timing of the activation of Constantinople in the test network have already been transferred earlier .
Also recall that in the past month , the Parity developers have integrated the Constantinople code into their Ethereum client.
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