Ethereum Constantinople: the fork is postponed for a security bug

Ethereum Constantinople: the fork is postponed for a security bug

By Amelia Tomasicchio - 15 Jan 2019

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The long-awaited fork of Ethereum, Constantinople, has been postponed for a security bug.

As we read on Twitter in a post written by Eric Conner, founder of ETH Hub, in fact, the fork Constantinople has been postponed due to a criticality found by Chain Security in the SSTORE changes.

Despite this, explains Conner, the updates to Geth and Parity will arrive soon, so we need to update their nodes.

As ChainSecurity explained today in a blog post on Medium, if approved, the EIP 1283 could provide hackers with a way to steal crypto.

The core developers of Ethereum then concluded that it would take too long to fix these bugs before the hard fork that should have occurred at block 7,080,000.

For now, the fork has been postponed, but it is not known when.

Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchio

As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for Cointelegraph and CMO at Eido. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist.

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