Published on October 12th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Software Delay plagues etherum
At press time, the parity client, maintained by U.K.-based Parity Technologies, and which supports roughly 25 percent of all ethereum nodes, has yet to release software that includes the protocol changes needed for the shift.
The delays come at a time when most other major versions of the software have already published their releases ahead of Sunday’s likely fork.
That’s because, in order for a successful hard fork to occur on ethereum, all nodes must update their software with a release that contains the block number as well as any agreed protocols.
When the block number is reached, these upgrades are automatically triggered across the network – unless there’s a problem with the software.
According to Ether Nodes, 17% of Parity clients are running faulty Byzantium software, while 80% have yet to upgrade at all.