Ethereum Classic All Set to Test Code for its Latest Blockchain Upgrade Atlantis


  • The proposed network upgrade was initially scheduled to go live sometime during the first week of August.
  • However, it is now being rumored that the update might be deployed within the next couple of weeks.

As per an all-new story circulating over the internet recently, the ETC (Ethereum Classic) dev team is all set to test out a proposed upgrade for their currency’s native blockchain ecosystem (within the coming few days).

The upgrade — dubbed ‘Atlantis’ — was scheduled to go live sometime later this summer. However, due to the ETC stakeholder committee pushing for the upgrade to go live as soon as possible, it now appears as though the update will be implemented by June 19.

In regards to the matter, an ETC dev named ‘soc1c’ was recently quoted as saying:

“The July 1st target is off. No need to further discuss that. We have agreed on testnet and can still decide on mainnet.”

A Closer Look At The Matter

It is being said that the upcoming Atlantis upgrade will usher in a number of changes to the ETC network that were “formally introduced” on the original ETH network all the way back in 2017. However, simply put, the goal of this entire operation is to increase user interoperability between the two systems.

Notably, Ethereum Classic (ETC) came into existence in 2016, after the Ethereum (ETH) community voted in favor of a hard fork (following the ‘The DAO hack’, a smart contract-based funding vehicle that was subject to a host of hacking scandals after it was discovered that the platform’s native coding structure had a massive flaw present within in it),

Details Regarding Atlantis to Be Sorted Out in Coming Weeks

Also, as of last week, ETC’s core dev team was still divided about certain aspects of the upcoming Atlantis upgrade. For example, some members of the currency’s governance committee raised concerns regarding the usefulness of “making a fixed cap to the size of smart contract code on the blockchain a backwards-incompatible change”.

As things stand, no clear resolution pertaining to this disagreement has been made. However, it is being said that any pending issues regarding the implementation of Atlantis will be sorted out by June 13.

Another meeting is scheduled to take place amongst ETCs primary stakeholders this coming Friday — so as to discuss some of the final changes (pertaining to the pending network upgrade) that need to be made.

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