Geth, the standalone client version of Go Ethereum, has been updated such that it supports the changes needed for the Constantinople upgrade planned by Ethereum core developers to take place in January 2019.
During the latest developers’ meet, the team members looked confident about the release of Constantinople hard fork by mid of January 2019.
During the latest conference call meeting, Ethereum developers looked positive on releasing the Constantinople upgrade by the mid of January 2019.
Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork was tested on the Ropsten network and faced consensus issue. The developers are trying to solve the problem, but the hard fork is unlikely to be activated this year.
In a conference call meeting on Friday, Ethereum software clients confirmed that the Constantinople hardfork is ready to be implemented on the Ropsten network on Sunday, Oct 14.
Ethereum core developer Alexey Akhunov has proposed to launch a separate temporary testnet on Ropsten and resolve all the code issues while postponing the main implementation.
According to Vitalik Buterin, the Zk-Snarks can be used to “mass validate” transactions thereby alleviating the pressure of network congestion.
Zamfir presented a proof-of-concept which highlights the future possibility of seamlessly moving ETH tokens and other messages across a shared blockchain.
The Constantinople upgrade plans to bring several optimizations to the platform like low-cost transaction fees while improving the efficiency of the Ethereum network.
Ethereum hard fork Byzantium is now operational, despite the recent talks of possible delays. The updated software is successfully running, Ether prices are relatively stable.