Ethereum Classic to Conduct Agharta Hard Fork on 12 January, But Only 36% of Nodes Are Ready

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Ethereum Classic to Conduct Agharta Hard Fork on 12 January, But Only 36% of Nodes Are Ready

  • Ethereum Classic community is preparing for the upcoming Agharta hard fork scheduled to take place at block 9,573,000 mil on 12 January 2020.
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  • ETC shared update on their official twitter today requesting node operators to update their nodes.

The Ethereum Classic community is preparing for the upcoming Agharta hard fork scheduled to take place at block 9,573,000 mil on 12 January 2020, it’s testnets is rolling out on the network before the launch of mainnet.

Ethereum Classic network released several testnets amid the upcoming hardfork. At block 1705549 on 14 December ETC released it’s latest Kotti testnet.

Today, Ethereum classic shared update on their official twitter requesting node operators to update their nodes in soonest possible time to stay in consensus with ethereum classic network. They further mentioned that this isn’t a contentious hard-fork, this is a routine protocol update and no new coins will be created in the process.

On January 8th, data from EtcNodes revealed the date and time of hard fork based on block generation calculation, hard fork expected to conduct at about 21:00 on January 12, but only 36% of the nodes are currently ready.

The Agharta hard fork planned to conduct at a block height of 9573000, to make Ethereum classic compatible with Ethereum and to achieve interoperability between ETC and ETH networks.

With Agharta hardfork, ETC will add ETH Constantinople opcodes and CREATE2 opcode to enables the use of many state channels implementations on ETC, which was previously not available on ETC due to Opcodes were not added on ETC mainnet.

The Clients supporting Agharta hard fork include Classic Geth, Multi Geth, Parity, Hyperledger Besu, However, it would be the last hard fork supported by Classic Geth.

The hard fork upgrade will include EIP-145 (bit shift instruction in EVM), EIP-1014 (Skinny CREATE2 opcode), and EIP-1052 (EXTCODEHASH opcode). in particular:

  • EIP-145 will add shift related instructions to EVM;
  • EIP-1014 can significantly improve the performance of the state channel;
  • EIP-1052 will improve the development of smart contracts and simplify some operations in the code.

In their update, ETC has mentioned that along with ETH and ETC mainnet support (and Mordor and Kotti and Gorli) it will also include EEA enterprise support.  

At the time of writing, ETC was trading at $4.88 with 0.91% increase against USD, while -3.71% decreases against BTC. The 24-hour volume recorded $1,020,353,902 USD with circulating supply of 116,313,299 ETC.

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