Revealed during a recent bi-weekly developers meeting, attendees aforementioned that the upgrade has already been coded into all major Ethereum [ETH] investors, along with those by the Ethereum Foundation and U.K. startup Parity, the foremost standard versions of the software code that currently moves over $20 Bln in cryptocurrency.
As such, developers announced that throughout the decision, the upgrade is probably expected to go live within this year. However still a hard fork date has yet to be finalized, within which an activation time – triggered at a selected block – would be designed into the code
As antecedently reported also, Constantinople includes 5 backward-incompatible changes to the network, starting from minor code optimizations to additional disputable changes like that of a discount in mining rewards for every block of transactions.
Still, tentative plans to reveal the upgrade hinge upon a sleek release of the Constantinople upgrade onto associated Ethereum testnet referred as ‘Ropsten’, the primary platform for testing new code, a development scheduled to occur this Sunday.
Last week, the testing release was delayed because of a bug found among one of the Constantinople’s 5 changes. Throughout today’s developers meeting, however, many Ethereum [ETH] software clients affirmed that they are almost ready to move ahead with testing.
Adding further, Communications officer for the Ethereum Foundation named ‘Hudson Jameson’ said:
“The core developers are excited concerning the future testnet release of Constantinople. We are on the proper track to hopefully release Constantinople on mainnet.”
However at the reporting time, Ethereum [ETH] is presently trade at a price of $198.98 USD which is 3.23% higher than yesterday.