Ethereum Cat Herders Update #13

Pooja Ranjan
Oct 16, 2019 · 2 min read

Welcome to Ethereum Cat Herders Update!

Istanbul Upgrade

  • Ropsten block #6485846 hit ~ 2 days before expected for Istanbul to be on testnet. A few issues were reported initially, though situation was brought under control very soon. Many thanks to all Ethereum core developers and active community. Ethereum All Core Devs are reachable at AllCoreDevs Gitter.
  • Ropsten Testnet Analysis by Peter from Geth team is available in notes 72.
  • Ice Age EIP will not be included in Istanbul.
  • Geth team defining Eth 64 as Fork ID and rolling it out. Ref EIP 2124.
  • Team ECH published a detailed guide to Istanbul upgrade, and its activation on the Ethereum test networks — “Istanbul Testnets Are Coming!
  • Stay tuned for upcoming ACD meeting to get more update on Istanbul testnet.
  • Hardfork Meta — Istanbul: EIP 1679
  • Clients implementation can be tracked here.

Devcon V

Cat Herders at Devcon (From left to right: Charles Plant St.Louis, Lane Rettig, Hudson Jameson, Tim Beiko)


  • Agenda #20
  • Video
  • Notes
  • Next meeting is proposed on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 1400 UTC.
  • Agenda 72
  • Video
  • Notes
  • Next All Core Dev call #73 is proposed on Friday 18 October 2019, 14:00 UTC.

Support Ethereum Cat Herders funding

  • Aragon funding vote went through for ECH. We received a donation of 600 DAI. Thank you @AragonProject
  • Voting concluded; funding of 17 shares (approx $2593 USD) to be received soon. Thank you @molochDAO

You can also support Ethereum All Core Devs community project management here.

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