The Ethereum (ETH) development ecosystem is currently encountering some challenges right now due to the failure of Ethereum’s hard fork. The hard fork of Ethereum – Constantinople – which was initially scheduled to be launched in November now faces some delays. The launch of Constantinople has been postponed after its initial testing didn’t deliver the expected outcome.
The release of Constantinople was meant to introduce 5 improvements to the Ethereum blockchain. It was also meant to modify the economics of the world’s second largest blockchain – Ethereum. The testnet of Constantinople was activated on Saturday on Ropsten. Nevertheless, the test failed, making the dev team to postpone the launch as they need more time to resolve the issue.
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The dev team met on Friday to discuss the launch of the hard fork this November. However, their plans were chartered as the activation revealed some unprecedented issues in the code. The bug in the code was discovered by Martin Holst Swende – Ethereum Foundation security lead. A solution to the bug has been suggested. However, it has not been implemented due to ongoing investigations in the testnet release.
Lane Rettig – an independent Ethereum developer – said that the team should take their time to find out what really went wrong. They should also understand how such issues can be avoided in the future, including all related issues. He said a lot of forensics still needs to be done. He also affirmed that the release of the Ethereum upgrade will be delayed.