Ethereum hard fork postponed

The long-expected Ethereum hard fork Constantinople that was supposed to occur this week has been postponed at the last moment due to a potential vulnerability for smart contracts on Ethereum that one of the updates it introduces would create. Smart contract firm ChainSecurity discovered that the update EIP 1283 would create a possibility for attackers to steal user funds.

Core Ethereum developers discussed the situation and decided to postpone the implementation of the hard fork since not enough time was remaining for patching the vulnerability prior to the hard fork activation.

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