Ethereum Releases A New Version Of Geth And Parity For Constantinople

The Ethereum Core Developer met to discuss different topics related to Ethereum (ETH) and the whole ecosystem. The discussion included the Ropsten fork specifically designed for Constantinople and also the Programmatic Proof-of-Work (ProgPow).

Some of the individuals participating during the live meeting were Afri Schoedon, Lane Rettig, Martin Holst Swende, Ben Burns, Zak Cole and many other developers.

The first thing they talked about was the Ropsten fork for Constantinople. This fork was close to 3,000 blocks from happening. The other fork that was going to happen was called Petersburg and aimed at disabling the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) that had some issues.

Back in January 2019, just hours before the Constantinople hard fork, a smart contract auditing and security firm discovered some issues within one of the EIP proposals.

With Geth v.1.22 all the Constantinople changes are approved and will contain the Petersburg fork to disable the EIP-1283 (the affected one). This will allow for an easy transition on networks such as Ropsten in which the Constantinople hard fork was already implemented.

The security lead of the Ethereum Foundation, Martin Holst Swende mentioned that there could be some problems related to the Ropsten fork applied to Constantinople. Additionally, the developers present at the meeting discussed ProgPow and its implementation, which was proposed back in 2019.

They have arranged to make third-party audits on ProgPow and test whether there will be some issues with its implementation in the future.

The Constantinople hard fork was not implemented in January 2019 but it is expected to happen as soon as February 27.

Ethereum is currently being traded around $108 and it has a market capitalization of $11.32 billion. Ethereum is the third largest digital asset after Bitcoin (BTC) and XRP.

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