Istanbul Hard Fork Date for Ethereum Network Is Unveiled

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Team lead at the Ethereum Foundation Peter SZILAGYI has confirmed December 4 as the expected date for the forthcoming Istanbul hard fork of the Ethereum network. Following the Constantinople update, which was completed in February of this year, Istanbul is the last hard fork before moving the network to Ethereum 2.0, which is intended to be the final update of Ethereum. The developer wrote about this on his Twitter and indicated that Istanbul will take place at block 9069000. Ethereum developers decided to split the Istanbul implementation in two phases, starting with a version that includes six Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIP) for integration with the testnet in October. Ethereum 2.0, also known as Serenity, will switch the network to the PoS algorithm and should solve basic problems such as scalability, cost-effectiveness and security.

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Team lead at the Ethereum Foundation Peter SZILAGYI has confirmed December 4 as the expected date for the forthcoming Istanbul hard fork of the Ethereum network. The developer wrote about this on his Twitter and indicated that Istanbul will take place at block 9069000.

Geth v1.9.7 (Quad Kicker) out, enabling the Istanbul hardfork for #Ethereum mainnet (block 9069000, targeted for the 4th of December) Among others we've shipped eth/64, a faster EVM, #golang 1.13.4 on all PPAs and almost done with DNS discovery! https://t.co/vlYHrSBWLp

— Péter Szilágyi (@peter_szilagyi) 7 ноября 2019 г.

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