HARDWORK ETHEREUM CONSTANTINOPLE WAS POSTPONED TO 27TH OF FEBRUARY
The Ethereum-Constantinople network update, which was scheduled for January 17th, did not take place due to the vulnerability discovered on the eve of the hard fork. On January 18th, after online negotiations Ethereum developers decided to postpone the update to the end of February.
Recall, the day before the hard fork, the audit company ChainSecurity in one of the five upcoming network improvements (EIP 1283) revealed a vulnerability similar to the one that was found during the infamous robbery of the DAO in 2016. The developers agreed on the need for additional tests of EPI 1283 and decided to completely exclude it from the current update.
Constantinople Hard fork will be activated as follows: first, an update will take place, which includes a full set of improvements, after which the vulnerable EPI will be immediately eliminated. Thanks to this, users of test and private networks that have already integrated Constantinople will be able to update their version without having to roll back the transaction history.