Before the weekend, Constantinople – Ethereum’s planned hard fork – hit a road bump owing to a “consensus issue”.
Constantinople is an Ethereum hard fork being which will update the network in order to achieve an increased efficiency.
Infura, a blockchain infrastructure company, posted about the news on Twitter:
Due to a consensus issue with the Constantinople fork, Ropsten is currently not usable. The Ethereum dev community is investigating. Until further notice please utilize one of the other Ethereum testnets
— Infura (@infura_io) October 13, 2018
Although, the hard fork was activated on the Ropsten Test network at block 4,230,000 on the 13th of October, the testing now reportedly is facing a consensus issue. Ethereum developer Afri Schoedon released a thread of tweets on the matter which led to his saying that there would be “No Constantinople” this year and that they “have to investigate“.
Schoedon then followed this up with a note that a call would be made by the end of next week:
To add to this, we just agreed on the last all-core-dev call on Friday that we will not be able to activate Constantinople this year if there are any major issues on Ropsten.
Everyone, stay tuned for the Ropsten Constantinople call on next Friday.
— 𝙰𝚏𝚛𝚒 𝚂𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚎𝚍𝚘𝚗 (@5chdn) October 14, 2018
Although stating that it will not be this year, Schoedon has not given any further details as to when the network might be launched. We will update as the story unfolds.
At present, Ethereum is trading a 5.64% increase in day-on-day trading. ETH is now valued at $211.82 USD.