The Atlantis hard fork for Ethereum Basic (ETC) has been formally set to happen at block 8,772,000 on the blockchain, in response to the Ethereum Basic Enchancment Protocol (ECIP) finalization call by way of Discord on June 20.
As per the discussions within the name, the builders and contributors had beforehand thought-about placing the laborious fork at block quantity 8.75 million, which is predicted to run on September 15.
Nevertheless, because the 15th is a Sunday, ETC Labs moved to extend the block quantity to be able to have the projected replace throughout the week, when extra concerned events, similar to exchanges and builders, are extra seemingly be current to find and cope with any points which will come up.
Because the launch continues to be a number of months away, the block quantity is an imperfect estimate of date; nonetheless, the quantity has been moved up with the intention of the hardfork arriving on Tuesday, September 17, round midday UST.
The choice seemed to be unanimous.
An official ETC weblog post proposed this shift on June 19, which famous block 8.772 million for an meant fork date of roughly September 17. Immediately’s dialogue additional solidifies that quantity.
The publish additionally notes that Atlantis is presently present process testing to weed out any bugs or different unwelcome penalties from introducing the brand new laborious fork code to ETC’s unique scheme.
The publish additionally notes the next as principal priorities of the upcoming hardfork:
“(1) develop high-quality blockchain software program that preserves the security of the community
(2) think about the opinions and issues of the group.”
ETC itself is the unique Ethereum blockchain, which is known as Basic in response to Ethereum finishing up a tough fork in 2016. This occurred amid the collapse of Ethereum-based undertaking “The DAO” after a serious hack exploited its safety flaws.