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After the fork is before the fork for Ethereum, with the last fork, Istanbul, very recently on 8th of December and the next fork scheduled for roughly 6th of January.
We discuss the history and reasoning of forks in Ethereum, what they have in common with forks in other chains, e.g. Bitcoin and what is distinctly different. The most notable difference for sure is the difficulty bomb. It’s a major, but very often misrepresented component of these discussions and our Head of Research, Dr. Lewin Boehnke, aims to clear up misconceptions surrounding it.Read more