Ethereum core developers propose activation point for Constantinople hard fork

Members of the Ethereum core development team has reached an agreement to activate the Constantinople hard fork on block 7,080,000. According to estimates, this means that Constantinople will go live between January 14 and 18 of 2019. Constantinople is one of Ethereum's largest upgrades to date.  The upgrade aims at increasing the efficiency of the Ethereum blockchain while decreasing the mining rewards from 3 ETH to 2 ETH per block. The hard fork was originally planned for release in November of this year. However, issues on the testnet release forced developers to delay the upgrade. (Source: CoinDesk)

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