Ethereum’s long-awaited Constantinople upgrade that is now purportedly resulting in a hard fork is soon underway. Originally, the major upgrade was to be finalized in August 2018, then tested for 2 months and released in October.
However, upon vigorous testing, several bugs were found in the upgrade’s programming, and the fork was postponed until January 2019. The exact date of the hard fork is yet to be confirmed, but we do know that the fork will take place after block number 7080000 is mined.
According to sources familiar with the technicalities, the current average block time is around 15 seconds and today we have 44 061 blocks to go until we reach block 7080000. Therefore, calculations put the Constantinople hard fork to happen on Wednesday, January 16.
13 Exchanges Support Constantinople Hard Fork
With the expected hard fork date in mind, 13 crypto exchanges have officially announced that they will be supporting Ethereum’s hard fork.
Among the first exchanges…