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Ethereum: ETH-Developer Hard Forks to discuss in the Three-month rhythm

the Ethereum (ETH): In the Meeting of the Core-Developer is the question of the frequency of Hard Forks. In the run-up to the developers since a Long time diff

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Ethereum: ETH-Developer Hard Forks to discuss in the Three-month rhythm
the Ethereum (ETH): In the Meeting of the Core-Developer is the question of the frequency of Hard Forks. In the run-up to the developers since a Long time different opinions about whether smaller Updates were in the three-month rhythm and feasible. Moderator Tim Beiko, the question now up for discussion.

Polina Khubbeeva
16. April 2019ETH$164,37 -1.17%part Facebook Twitter LinkedIn xing mail

The Core developer of Ethereum discussed in your Live Meeting on the 12. April about the increase of the Update frequency on three months at the same time reducing the extent of Software modifications. Although there was a Team of mixed views, deals with the theme of the ETH-Developer.

Tim Beiko sat already on the dialogue forum Ethereum Magicians on 15. March, the Before - and-night apart rush of smaller and more frequent Hard Forks. In the Team of Ethereum's developers discuss the question for a few weeks. Currently, the network adjustments to take place every six months.

The benefit: Current and flexible adjustments

more Frequent Hard Forks offer the possibility of making adjustments quickly and flexibly. The Team can respond at short notice and risks, as well as Changes in the Protocol, isolated edit. The Deployment period for Updates that require multiple Hard Forks, also decreases.

the fact that fewer EIPs (Ethereum Improvement Proposal), so suggestions for improvement, should be tested to shorten more frequent Updates lengthy Test and observation phases.

doubt as to the feasibility and safety

A developer noted in the Meeting that without further automation can be difficult to program a Hard Fork in such a short period of time.

in Addition, does not ensure the safety verification, under the pressure of time. Also Bugs can be transferred in the Hard Fork go unnoticed in the next Hard Fork, because the users and programmers do not have enough time to track this down.

Under a Hard Fork is an irreversible Update of the consensus rules of a Blockchain. The last Ethereum Hard Fork took place under the name of Constantinople in February 2019. Due to the short term, it discovered a safety gap, you took a two-month delay.

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