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Bitfinex supports Ethereum Classic as Atlantis hard fork closes in

Priya N.V



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Ethereum classic announced in June that the Atlantis hard fork was in the final run of its testing stage. The update was scheduled for September when the block height crosses 8,772,00. Meanwhile, there are speculations in the community that this might occur on 13 September 2019. With only one day remaining till the hard fork, cryptocurrency exchanges have come out in support of the hard fork.

Recently, Binance and OKEx extended their support by declaring that transactions would be suspended until the network becomes stable again. Bitfinex joined them by temporarily blocking deposits and withdrawals on 12 September in support of the upcoming hard fork. The exchange shared the news with a tweet.

In the meantime, ETC corporation expressed disappointment at Kraken’s silence on the matter. The Kraken responded to this by tweeting that the hard fork is being closely monitored and will come up with an update soon.

As the Atlantis hard fork approaches, the price of ETC has fallen by about 3.38% in the last 24-hours.

Priya is a full-time cryptocurrency writer at AMBCrypto concentrating mostly on privacy coins. A graduate in economics, Priya focuses on developments on Ethereum and blockchain technology.

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Ethereum Classic’s Agharta proposal moves closer to finalization

Namrata Shukla



Ethereum Classic’s successful execution of Atlantis hard fork, led the way to Agharta, the second half of the Atlantis hard fork. Atlantis contributed to enhancing ETH compatibility; however, Agharta will host aspects of Constantinople protocol to make it fully compatible with Ethereum. ETC announced that the core developers will sit down to discuss the ECIP-1056 Agharta Finalization.

The agenda of the meeting has been divided into three parts- Quick client teams check-in, Agharta [ECIP-1056] is in “last call” state, and discussing the timeline for the protocol upgrade. The finalization will reveal the status of ECIP 1056, which still awaits acceptance and will also provide the block number for mainnet. The tweet read:

“The focus of the #Agharta (ECIP-1054) core development call will be to:

• Evaluate network testing
• Discuss upgrade timeline
• Agree on mainnet block number
• Move ECIP to “Accepted””

The Modern testnet has been scheduled for 13 November at block number 5_000_381, and it will be followed by the Mordor testnet on 20 November at block 5_000_381. The Kotti testnet has been scheduled for 11 December at block number 1_705_549, following which on 12 December the team will decide the block number for mainnet.

According to a blog post shared by the core of ETC, Agharta would consist of EIP 145-Bitwise Shifting Instruction, EIP 1014- Skinny Create2 opcode, and the final feature EIP 1052- EXTCODEHASH opcode. The rationale behind enabling the Constantinople and Petersburg network protocol was to upgrade the ETC network and to obtain maximum compatibility across these networks. The hard-fork has received support from  Multi-Geth, Parity, and Geth Classic client teams and will go live on 15 January 2020.

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