The Atlantis HardFork ahead
The Ethereum classic Blockchain hard fork will be going live soon, according to Donald Mclntyre, who is one of the most active contributors in the space. With ongoing developments on the Ethereum Classic blockchain there is a Turing complete signal that will be presented as a proof-of-work and will be based on the platform for the creation of decentralised applications (dApps).
The community has been in talks about a possible hard fork for sometime now. As there was a proposed fork that was being thought of. This hard fork was also outlined in the Ethereum Classic improvement proposal (ECIP) 1054.
ETC Core developers main topics
Some of the topics that were discussed during the call were:
1. The Spurious Dragon state-trie clearing
2. Spurious Dragon contract-code size limit
3. The addition of several Byzantium Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) opcodes.
4. Byzantium EVM precompiled contracts, this also saw the addition of scalar
5. Changes in the ETC transaction were also proposed
6. The modification of ETC's adjustment algorithm in order to target block time
The topics was also about how the network would continue functioning after the hard fork. During the discussion there was also talks about a few other subjects like:
1. The ETC core developers and their six specified changes to the network in the Atlantis hard fork.
2. Suggestions that were made to perform the hard fork on block 8,750,000 on the ETC mainnet.
3. Analysing the risk and reward ratio has also proven to be of value, the state trie clearing may also be represented as it does not affect ETH compatibility. As there also seems to be a lot of bugs in the code.
4. A lot of the ETC developers who were able to present during the discussion have been able to quantify the benefits of the state clearing processes. While being able to analyse it further.
5. ETC developers are also planning on following up on the state trie clearing topic during its next meeting. In order to reach consensus for implementation.
6. The implementation of Atlantis support will also become crucial after the hard fork.
There was also a proposal to change the current PoW-based mining algorithm of ETC, which is the ECIP-1049. The changes that were activated after the Ethereum's (ETH) Constantinople hard fork were also discussed during the meeting. However, these changes will not be part of the Atlantis hard fork.
**Changing the miner rules with ETC is still not applicable **
According to a statement that was made by Nick Sawinyh from the 2miner mining pool, there will be no changes in the mining pool perspective. The founders of Ethernode, whom are also the node hardware and operating system company. Thinks that the Atlantis hard fork will also be supported from there group as well.
The management of Ethernode also thinks that communication about all the relevant details regarding these upgrades to its hardware node users will be important. A notification will also be sent to voluntarily upgrade its operating system in order to include the changes that will come with Atlantis upgrade.