The hard fork for Ethereum Classic (ETC), dubbed Atlantis, has been formally set to take place at block 8,772,000 on the blockchain, as per the Ethereum Classic Improvement Protocol (ECIP) finalization call by means of Discord on June 20.
As per the deliberations in the call, the contributors and developers had beforehand considered putting the hard fork at block number 8.75 million, that’s envisaged to run on September 15.
Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hard Fork, Cryptocurrency Exchanges & ETC Developers
Nevertheless, in view of the fact that fifteenth is a Sunday, ETC Labs moved to add to the block number in order to have the anticipated update during the week, when more involved parties, like cryptocurrency exchanges and developers, are more likely be in attendance to find out and deal with any problems that may come to pass.
It is to be noted that the block number is an inadequate approximation of date because the release is still several months away. However, the number has been moved up with the endeavor of the hardfork incoming on Tuesday, September 17, around noon UST. The resolution seemed to be consentient.
Notably, an official Ethereum Classic (ETC) blog post anticipated this shift on June 19, which noted block 8.772 million for a planned hard fork date of around September 17. Interestingly, today’s conversation additionally hardens that figure.
Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hard Fork and DAO
Furthermore, the aforementioned post notes that Atlantis is at present undergoing testing to weed out any bugs or other undesirable repercussions from introduce the new hard fork code to Ethereum Classic’s original proposal.
It is to be noted that Ethereum Classic (ETC) itself is the original Ethereum blockchain, which is named Classic in response to Ethereum carrying out a hard fork in the year 2016. This happened in the middle of the fall down of Ethereum-based project “The DAO” after a key hack browbeaten its security weakpoint.
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