Did you wait? What will Constantinople give to gaming?
Just a few hours left in the Ethereum network until the long-suffering hardforka Constantinople. As you probably already know, the activation of Constantinople has been postponed several times due to the vulnerabilities found. And now, it seems, the day has come when ethereum switches to a new chain. This is expected to be 28.02.19 by the end of the day, on the 7 280 000 block.
New coins are not worth waiting for, because most of the developers and community members supported him. And the spring for miners will start not so sunny reward per block is reduced from 3 eth to 2 eth (previously, thanks to Byzantium, it was reduced from 5 eth to 3 eth). And in general, this hardfork brings the moment when ethereum switches to PoS.
As for the majority of users, we will not even notice any changes in the update process, and the effect is expected to be even positive:
through EIP 145 changes in smart contracts will be cheaper in 10;
EIP 1014 activates the so-called status channels. Ethereum will be scaled using off-chain transactions;
EIP 1052 teach smart contracts to confirm each other using only one hash. Before Constantinople, this was done by checking the entire code, which is long and expensive;
EIP 1283 reduces the cost of gas and reduces the cost of transactions.
Conclusion: life will become better, life will become more fun!
PS Some companies, including a number of stock exchanges, recommend refraining from transactions during the renewal period, and some exchanges will even block them at this time.
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