Longhash Report: Master Branch Sees Over 100,000 In Additions As Constantinople Release Nears

Master Branch Sees Over 100,000 In Additions As Constantinople Release Gets Closer

The release of Constantinople has been delayed over and over again, but it is finally due to be launched this coming Thursday. As a result, crypto news website Long Hash has noticed a lot of new development activity on GitHub, showing that the community with Ethereum is ready to make this launch finally happen.

The total Ethereum commits have seen low performance over the last few months, but the master branch, which is related to the Constantinople upgrade, has been through a lot of changes. Long Hash compiled information that they found through GitHub to create a charge that indicates the code contributions of some of the most popular crypto assets in the last month:


Based on the data collected, there have been 210 commits pushed by 37 authors to all branches, while the master has 137 commits. The master has 581 changed files, 101,616 additions, and 20,069 deletions. Comparatively, Tron has seen 30,107 additions and 616 deletions, while BTC has had 22,902 additions and 5,453 deletions. As for EOS and Ripple, Long Hash said that their “contributions are negligible compared to the modification of Ethereum’s master.”

Considering the rough reputation that Ethereum has gained through all of the upgrade delays, the fact that there’s so much development activity could indicate a more positive impression from the community. Realistically, with the new hard fork, the performance of Ethereum could improve drastically as handling fees, smart contract development costs, and miners’ benefits are reduced. The delay of the difficulty bomb helps as well, as the company works to go from a proof-of-work (PoW) model exclusively to a collaborated Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS) model.

Long Hash also points out that “this recent GitHub activity is a sign that Ethereum’s community is still energetically contributing to the platform’s development.”


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