Published on October 12th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
As Ethereum’s next fork approaches, we look at what’s left for Byzantium.
Given the changes in Byzantium have been outlined in the ethereum roadmap as far back as 2015, it’s unlikely it will prove problematic.
With two major upgrades from Metropolis postponed, Byzantium is perhaps best seen as a conservative upgrade that will introduce nine key ethereum improvement protocols (EIPs) to the platform.
This means that startups responsible for overseeing clients need to ensure their software actually contains the EIPs that enforce the Byzantium hard fork.
The EIPs are coded into the clients alongside a block number, at which point the Byzantium hard fork will be triggered.
Within the next week, all major ethereum clients will need to release a Byzantium upgrade, with ample time for nodes to update.