While Litecoin is looking to upgrade its network before the year comes to an end, especially the reduction of its transactional fees, Ethereum’s core developers have made an announcement that the intended System-wide Constantinople Upgrade, set for November 2018, will not be taking effect until 2019.
System-wide Constantinople Upgrade Postponed Until 2019
The core developers made it known via a recent report that Ethereum’s next system-wide Constantinople upgrade, will be postponed until 2019. The team which originally made it known in an earlier report that the upgrade will be done in November 2018 declared that the discovery of several bugs in the code released on Ethereum’s public testnet Ropsten, made them believe the postponement of the hardfork is in the best interest of the network users.
One of Ethereum’s Core developer, Afri Schoeden made it known in a recent livestream that the upgrade should not be rushed, and he also stresses the importance of quality work.
He further stated that:
“I keep getting the feeling that we’re trying to rush this and I would second that we should breathe here and see what happens.”
The Significance of a Poorly Done Upgrade
Ethereum is the second largest and the most popular cryptocurrency, this means any mistake made during the system-wide Constantinople upgrade is going to affect a significant ratio of the crypto community. The influence Ethereum has, as the parent chain for several live Dapp is another important reason why the system-wide upgrade Constantinople should not be rushed.
The system-wide Constantinople upgrade has been identified as part of Ethereum’s four-stage development plan to ensure that protocols aimed at obtaining signature verification and purify protocols, removing technical details not needed as a component in a tree are enforced across the network.
It has been described as:
“the final half of a protocol upgrade that moves the Ethereum protocol from a Proof-of-Work consensus to a Proof-of-Stake.”