Announcement on the ETC Atlantis Hard Fork
Distinguished Ethereum Classic (ETC) Stakeholders,
Thank you for your continuous support on ETC and ETC community.
The intermediate Atlantis Upgrade Scheduling Call was held on 9:00 am (est.), Jun 7th, with members of the ETC community from North America, Asia, and Europe, including core developers, exchanges, mining pools, and other key stakeholders. The call thoroughly discussed the proposed timetable for ECIP1054 and successfully reached the following consensus of:
1. ETC Kotti test net will be activated at block height#716,617 (2 weeks from now).
2. ETC Morden test net will be activated at block height #4,729,274 (2 weeks from now).
3. ETC main net will officially implement the hard fork at block height #8,500,000.
Atlantis is a major upgrade to the Ethereum Classic Blockchain (ETC), aimed at increasing the functionality and stability of ETC. The upgrade also ensures compatibility with Ethereum to promote greater collaboration between the sibling blockchains. The Atlantis upgrade consists of 10 Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs), including improvements to stability (EIP 100), Op-code upgrades (EIP 140, 211, and 214), precompiled contracts (EIP 198), precompiled contracts to improve zk-Snarks (EIP 196 and 197), performance related improvements (EIP 161 and 170) and enhanced security (EIP 658).
ETC Labs, in collaboration with developers, partners and community members, has completed the technical development of ETC’s main client, Classic Geth, to prepare for the Atlantis upgrade (68% of the ETC network currently uses the Classic Geth). At the same time, ECC and IOHK have done a great job in coordinating efforts, and diverse members of the ETC community have also made great efforts to ensure a successful upgrade. The block height was selected first; to meet the requirements of exchanges and mining pools to upgrade the network and to strengthen the technological ecosystem, and second; to fully consider the expectations of the majority of the community.
ETC Labs is honored to undertake the technological development of Classic Geth for Atlantis, and we would like to express our gratitude to all parties for their support, making such a complicated technical progress come true. ETC Labs will continue to actively communicate with ECC, IOHK and other community members to complete the hard fork and further contribute to the ETC ecosystem.