Ethereum, one of the world’s most popular networks for the deployment of smart contracts and development of decentralized applications (DApps), has undergone a hard fork. Dubbed ‘Istanbul,’ the system update adds new features and improvements to the existing solution.
Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Goes Live
Ethereum’s network underwent its long-awaited hard fork called Istanbul. It took place at block number 9,069,000, and it represents the third network-wide upgrade in 2019. Interestingly enough, this is the eight hard fork that Ethereum’s blockchain goes through since its inception, the last one of which is Constantinople.