The Ethereum developers have agreed to hold an emergency hard fork soon after updating Istanbul, which will be launched next Saturday, writes Trustnodes. The discussion was also attended by miners and other representatives of the ecosystem, unanimously supported the idea of postponing the bombs of difficulty.
The discussion was based around the question of complete removal of the mechanism or its next migration. According to one of the opinions voiced, removing bombs could produce a negative reaction from the community. However, against the delay has not spoken one.
Tim Bako from startup PegaSys, speaking about the problems of inflation, said:
“I want to draw attention to the fact that this will be the first postponement of bombs without changing issue”.
James Hancock, who calls himself the coordinator of the hard fork, said:
“I believe that we ought not again to change the issue. The hash rate is already falling, so I’m not sure if we want to reduce the payment for the security even more.”
Wei Tang from startup Parity, responsible for developing one of the leading clients Ethereum, added:
“Whether the delay of the bomb, defuse the bomb or change the rewards, we just need to tweak the configuration, so I think we’ll manage in the short term”.
Employee Ethereum Foundation Hudson Jameson, in charge of communication development of public relations, said that it seems to him a good idea of the hard fork in mid-January:
“Then we will have enough time to update the gcd, regardless of their current condition.”
Last year the same Hudson Jameson stated that the calculations should exclude the whole December because of the long weekend, resulting in a planned fork with reduced emission was activated only at the end of February.
Now, however, developers are willing to waive testing requirements, audits and the preparation of a GBR in order to avoid negative consequences from activating the bombs of difficulty. As noted earlier, it has already started to have an impact on the rate of production units and daily emissions of air.
Publication date 01.12.2019
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