ETC Hard Fork Magneto Upgrade Expected to Held On July 24th

Ethereum Classic is undergoing a network upgrade code-named Magneto at block height 13,189,133. Magneto is inclusive of the Ethereum Berlin upgrade which contains a series of EIPs optimizing gas and transactions which have implied security enhancements important for the network. According to Tokenview blockchain explorer, the current ETC block height is 13,170,481, and the block interval is about 13 seconds. It is expected to reach the scheduled upgrade height around noon on July 24.

Magneto Hard Fork Schedule

This schedule is dependent on successful TestNet activation and may be subject to change. Dates of activation are estimates.

  • Mordor TestNet, 3_985_893, 2021–06–02
  • Kotti TestNet, 4_368_634, 2021–06–09
  • Sagano TestNet, TBD, TBD
  • ETC MainNet, 13_189_133, 2021–07–24

Clients

Besu, v21.1.7, https://github.com/hyperledger/besu/releases

Core-geth, v1.12.0, https://github.com/etclabscore/core-geth/releases Mantis (beta)

Mantis (beta), TBD, https://github.com/input-output-hk/mantis/releases

As a miner, exchange, or user, what do I need to do?

A hard fork is a change to the underlying Ethereum Classic protocol, creating new rules to improve the system. The protocol changes are activated at a specific block number. All Ethereum Classic clients need to upgrade, otherwise, they will be stuck on an incompatible chain following the old rules. To ensure a successful fork, we ask ETC consumers to upgrade their node software to a Magneto compatible version if they have not done so already. If you’re not operating nodes or services, but use ETC through other services, then check with that service to ensure they’re supporting the Magneto hard fork.

What is Magneto?

Ethereum Classic is undergoing a network upgrade code-named Magneto. Magneto is inclusive of the Ethereum Berlin upgrade which contains a series of EIPs optimizing gas and transactions which have implied security enhancements important for the network.

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