In line with a recent official tweet posted by Ethereum Blockchain firm ‘Infura.’ mentioned an unknown testing issue that occurred while the testing of a planned upcoming hard fork of Ethereum [ETH]. However, for now the project developers are instructed to use a differenttesting networkwhile in the mean time, ETH developer community investigatesthe problem.
Asrevealedby multiple Ethereum [ETH] project developers the testing hardfork became active on the Ropsten testnet on 13th Oct. at the4,230,000 block.
However, the ongoing testing reportedly caused a consensus issue on ropsten testnet,thatled Ethereum [ETH] core developer ‘Afri Schoedon’ to statein an exceedinglythread of tweets following that the upcoming hard fork of ETH ‘Constantinople’ might not be possible within this year as we got to investigate more about this issue.
As a clarification following thissturdystatement, Schoedon noted 14thOct. asthe foremostrecent Ethereum [ETH] core developersdecision, developers hadin agreementthey’dnot beready toactivateConstantinopleby this year if thereare majorissues lefton Ropsten testnet. Headditionallystatedthat the next officialinvoketo this subjectwould be on 19th Oct. this month, telling the community to stay tuned untilthen.
Theupcoming hard fork of Ethereummight be asystem-wide ETH update designedto extendthe network’spotency.
Even earlier this year, ETH developer Piper Merriam launchedan ETHImprovement Proposal [EIP] suggestingthe conceptof aattainableEthereum [ETH]exhaustingfork to invalidate ASIC miners,thatare consideredextremelycentralizing.
However, at the reporting time, Ethereum [ETH] ispresently trading at a price of $212.441 USD which is 5.63% higher than yesterday.