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Ethereum Classic Hard Forks; Diffuses Difficulty Bomb

Ethereum Classic Hard Forks; Diffuses Difficulty Bomb

Ethereum Classic Hard Forks; Diffuses Difficulty Bomb If the split between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic wasnt definitive before, it is now. Ethereum Classic, the project born out of rejection of Ethereums reversal of The DAO , hard forked today. With that, Ethereum Classic has implemented the biggest protocol change yet, and further differentiated itself from the Ethereum project. Most importantly, the hard fork dubbed Die Hard diffused the difficulty bomb, which was set to freeze the protocol later this year. Additionally, Ethereum Classic implemented replay protection, to ensure Ethereum transactions are no longer valid on the Ethereum Classic chain and vice versa. It also adjusted technical parameters to increase the cost of certain spam attacks. This protocol upgrade demonstrated growing maturity of Ethereum Classic, as it's starting to blaze its own path not only in terms of ideology, but also technical choices, Ethereum Classics project coordinator, Arvicco told Bitcoin Magazine. Such as a commitment to staying on proof-of-work consensus for a prolonged period. The original Ethereum protocol, as implemented by the Ethereum Foundation , included a so-called difficulty bomb. Baked into the software, Ethereums mining difficulty is programmed to increase exponentially over time. This has been unnoticeable up till now, but by around April or May of this year, it is set to increase so rapidly that mining will necessarily become unprofitable. As a result, no more blocks will be found at all, and the protocol will effectively freeze, creating an Ice Age. The Ethereum Foundation implemented this difficulty bomb to force its own hand and that of the broader Ethereum community. As outlined in its release documents , the Ethereum Foundation planned to roll out the Ethereum Continue reading >>

Ethereum 'difficulty Bomb' May Not Happen For Another Year Or Two - Bitsonline

Ethereum 'difficulty Bomb' May Not Happen For Another Year Or Two - Bitsonline

August 22, 2017 by Jon Southurst 27 Comments 12926 Views There will be another delay for Ethereum minings difficulty bomb and switch to a proof-of-stake (POS) network, developers say. The decision could affect miners economic decisions in the near future, such as how much to invest in equipment and how much hashing power to devote to ETH. Also read: Shanghai Authorities Halt Blockchain Event, but No Fears of Wider Crackdown Increased Difficulty Means Leaner Times for ETH Miners There will likely be a squeeze on Ethereum blocks and block rewards from now until a new update arrives in late September. Reports from an Ethereum developers conference call last week said the long-proposed POS implementation, called Casper, will still not be ready soon. Originally planned for late 2017, the roadmap could push Casper back to the end of 2018 or later. Moving to POS has long been part of Ethereums roadmap, though the exact timing is unknown. It would fundamentally change the network, removing all ETH mining activity as it currently exists. Ethereum currently mines using proof-of-work (POW) like Bitcoin, where powerful machines race to solve a complex math problem and receive block rewards. Ethereum blocks are mined roughly every 12 seconds (depending on difficulty) and the block reward is 5 ETH. The rapid rise in ETH value from around $8 USD at the start of 2017 to around $400 in June has seen a rush to mine the token . It has also created a worldwide shortage of GPU cards. Under a POS model, Ethereum would require no GPUs at all. The difficulty bomb is code inserted into Ethereum that increases POW mining difficulty exponentially in preparation for POS introduction. The period where it gets too difficult to mine at all is called the Ice Age and its already beginning. The current Continue reading >>

Ecip-1010 Delay Difficulty Bomb Explosion #4

Ecip-1010 Delay Difficulty Bomb Explosion #4

@mkimid The reasoning here is that we absolutely need to hardfork SOON, in order to fix difficulty bomb that will explode early next year. But by the time of this necessary hardfork, most likely we won't be able to come to a consensus on monetary policy and long-term consensus algo. Regarding the consensus algo (PoW/PoS/hybrid) we may need to see first how ETH fares when it moves to Casper PoS (which is expected by mid-2017). So, by the end of 2017 we will have a more cohesive view on the most important aspects of monetary policy and viability of PoS vs other consensus algo options. So, we'll be in a much stronger position to fix these issues then, and diff bomb delay will help us to come to a conclusion, rather than procrastinate. So, the strategy is: fix the most critical (and non-contentious) stuff like diff bomb (and possibly replay attacks) first, then provide a long-term solution to other issues based on solid data and rational discussion after a year. I would call it an "upgrade" rather than a 'hard fork'. Unless there are ethereum purists dedicated to running the code as written to the ice age, then all nodes should upgrade. By the time block 3000000 arrives the bomb value will be @ 268435456 and growing. The split wont be noticeable until block 3100000 when non-upgraded nodes will move to 536870912 and, with lack of sufficient hash rate, freeze. The irony of my thinking mirroring the thought of the ef pre-dao-fork is not lost on me. The difference in the two situations is the reason for the splitting of the code then vs now. And those chosing not to upgrade are more than welcome to continue operating until it is unfeasible to do so . The other difference is that at block 3100000 the difficulty bomb wil be 4096X larger than it was on block 1920000 Continue reading >>

Eth Difficulty Bomb Today

Eth Difficulty Bomb Today

ttps://steemit.com/ethereum/@joshbreslauer/ethereum-metropolis-upgrade-in-late-september In addition, the so-called Difficulty-Bomb is actually delayed and will be part of the 2nd Hardfork of Metropolis. The Difficulty Bomb should cause an expanding difficulty in ethereum's mining. It is an intermediate step for the gradual replacement from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. This is the so called Ethereum "Ice Age". But for the next Metropolis HF in September 2017 this should be delayed to the 2nd part and replaced by a simple Block Reward reducement from 5 to 3 ether per block. For those of you wondering what the real world impact of these bombs going off is, they are significantly increasing the amount of time it takes to mine blocks. Before one of the first bombs went off in mid May, it took on average about 14.5 secs to mine one block which contained 5 ETH. If you look at this chart you can see the exact times each subsequent bomb has gone off to the point we are at now were it is taking about 21 secs to mine 1 block of ETH. With the current implementation of Ice Age, this is what block times will look like over the coming bomb drops: 100% anonymous! Guard your Privacy! Subscribe YouTube Reddit Telegram ONION on NovaExchange "This isn't the kind of software where we can leave so many unresolved bugs that we need a tracker for them." -- Satoshi Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here. ttps://steemit.com/ethereum/@joshbreslauer/ethereum-metropolis-upgrade-in-late-september In addition, the so-called Difficulty-Bomb is actually delayed and will be part of the 2nd Hardfork of Metropolis. The Difficulty Bomb should cause an expanding difficulty in ethereum's mining. It is an Continue reading >>

Ethereum Classic Price Analysis: Etc/usd Down 16% From Recent Peak; The Community Waits For The Developers To Defusedifficulty Bomb

Ethereum Classic Price Analysis: Etc/usd Down 16% From Recent Peak; The Community Waits For The Developers To Defusedifficulty Bomb

You won't receive any more email notifications from this author. Ethereum Classic price analysis: ETC/USD down 16% from recent peak; the community waits for the developers to defusedifficulty bomb Ethereum Classic attempts a recovery from psychological $20.00. ETC developers are getting ready for hard forkto defuse the difficulty bomb. Ethereum Classic topped at $25.64 on May 6 and has been sliding ever since. The coin lost over 16% and approached to $20.00 handle before recovering to $20.79 during early Asian hours on Wednesday. Ethereum Classic now takes the 17 place with market value $2.3B. The coin is most actively traded at OKEx exchange, with total trading volumes at $250M, down from $400M during the previous day. Ethereum Classic developers announced the upcoming hard fork to defuse the difficulty bomb - a protocol embedded into the original network that makes mining the cryptocurrency more difficult before switching to PoS protocol. Considering thatEthereum Classic doesn't plan to go from PoW to PoS, the bomb is redundant.The developers recommendEthereum Classic miners update their software before May 24. It is worth noting that the upcoming fork is no more than a software update, thus it won't result in new coin. From the longer-term perspective, ETC/USD continues recovering from April's low at $12.97. The critical support is spotted at $20.00 with 23.6 Fibo marginally below that handle. Once it is broken on the daily close basis, the sell-off may be extended towards $18.00 (50-DMA). On the upside, the resistance comes at $24.30 (38.2% Fibo), followed by $25.00 and the recent top at $25.64. Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational pur Continue reading >>

Is Serenity The Solution To Ethereums Difficulty Bomb?

Is Serenity The Solution To Ethereums Difficulty Bomb?

Is Serenity The Solution To Ethereums Difficulty Bomb? There is a difficulty bomb programmed into the Ethereum network that could freeze the Ethereum Blockchain later this year. The views expressed here are the authors own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Ethereum has four milestone phases in its development post-release; Frontier , Homestead , Metropolis , and Serenity. Ethereum is currently in phase three - Metropolis version Byzantium. However, Ethereum has had a difficulty bomb a protocol that makes mining the cryptocurrency more difficult programmed into its Blockchain since the Frontier phase. Ethereums final milestone phase is Serenity. A major change that comes with Serenity is that Ethereums Blockchain consensus algorithm will change from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Before the Ethereum network is able to make the shift from PoW to PoS, the network has to shift miners off of the PoW Blockchain, onto the PoS Blockchain. For the Ethereum network to continue functioning with full support, miners will have to support the PoS Ethereum Blockchain and not the chain that will proceed with a PoW protocol. This is a bit confusing - and that is exactly why developers programmed a difficulty bomb into Ethereums Blockchain, to eliminate any confusion. The difficulty bomb was first mentioned on August 4, 2015 in a blog post by former Ethereums chief commercial officer Stephan Tual that announced the first patch to Frontier. A lot of you have been wondering how we would implement a switch from PoW to PoS in time for Serenity. This will be handled by the newly introduced difficulty adjustment scheme, which elegantly guarantees a hard-fork point in the next 16 months it works as follows: starting from block 200,000 (very roughly 1 Continue reading >>

 The Ethereum Difficulty Bomb And What It Means If You Are Mining + My Solution

The Ethereum Difficulty Bomb And What It Means If You Are Mining + My Solution

If you are mining Ethereum, you will have noticed that your output has been deceasing exponentially in the last months Looking at the ethereum difficulty chart on coinwarz.com one can see that from March 2017 - June 2017, the difficulty increased by over 500%, going from ~160 to ~1000. In the foreseeable future, it will become almost impossible for miners to mine Ethereum due to the nature of the exponential increase. If you are mining Ethereum like me and many others on the cloud mining service Genesis Mining (Or at home), there is a solution that allows you to temporarily circumvent the looming Ethereum difficulty bomb: Ethereum Classic, which came into existence as a result of the DAO hard-form, has the difficulty bomb delayed for one more year (Read more on Coindesk ). It currently has a stable price and rank 5 in total cryptocurrency market capitalization I'm mining Ethereum on Genesis Mining. How can I allocate my mining power to mine Ethereum Classic? In your Genesis Mining dashboard, click on "mining allocation" on the left side and select "Ethash" (Pure ether mining). Scrolling down, you will see that your Dagger-Hashimoto hashpower can be allocated to various other cryptocoins like Bitcoin or even Steem. However, note that it says "auto" behind the coins names. This actually means, that upon allocating hashpower to one of those, you will continue to mine Ethereum but your payout will be converted to the selected coin! With the difficulty bomb in Ethereum mining, this would be of no use and your earnings would keep shrinking. Ethereum classic (ETC) is the only coin that can be mined natively on Genesis Mining with your Dagger-Hashimoto hashpower. Don't forget to add an ETC wallet address in your account settings so your earnings can actually be payed out. I'm Continue reading >>

Ethereum Block Production Continues Toslide

Ethereum Block Production Continues Toslide

Blockchain Enthusiast, Founder QuickBlocks.io and Philadelphia Ethereum Meetup, MS Computer Science UPenn Ethereum Block Production Continues toSlide Two weeks ago, we wrote this Medium post in which we describe the slowdown in per-week block production due to the Ice Age or Ethereum Difficulty Bomb. We thought it would be interesting to continue to watch the process as it unfolds. We wondered Is the difficulty bomb having its desired effect? The following chart is the one we presented two weeks ago. It shows the number of blocks produced each week since the inception of the Ethereum chain (August, 2015). The slowdown in block production is readily apparent. As you can see, the difficulty bomb whose nominal purpose is to slow down block production is workingvery well. The number of blocks produced during the week ending September 8, 2017 was as low as its been since the inception of the chain. Interesting. The inverse of the lowering of the number of blocks produced per period is the time it takes to produce each block. Here, the exponential decrease in per-period block production is more apparent. In this chart we show the number of seconds it takes to create each block on average since inception. As you can see, after the Homestead fork, the number of seconds needed to produce a block hovered almost exactly on 14 seconds for more than a year. Its been rapidly increasing since April when the difficulty bomb began. The step-wise behaviour of the increase is also apparent if one looks closely. Does Less Blocks Mean Less Transactions? Given tweets such as the one to the left and this one , which seem to contradict the idea that there are less blocks being produced, we wondered if increasing transactions and less blocks could both be true at the same time. If the number o Continue reading >>

Ethereum's Price Since The Difficulty Bombs : Ethermining

Ethereum's Price Since The Difficulty Bombs : Ethermining

First paragraph you said "let's say we'd be making the same as we are now" Last paragraph "I see this issuance reduction as resulting in the guarantee of lower incomes for miners" If anything, the economic principle is the only thing that kind of makes sense in the issuance reduction. It's to lower inflation which theoretically increases the value, or at least dilutes the value slower between existing supply. Practically it would take about 18 months for this to have an effect on price. But at least the theory is sound. For you to say that there is "no sound economic principle" is disingenuous at most. Also this is not a platform for miners, it never was and never will. Casper, PoS, I've Age, these are all things that have been in here since the beginning. You secure the network and you get paid for it a certain value and that's it. Sure it sucks that were not making bank like in May or June. But hey, that's what we signed up from the beginning. Now you can go and talk in the github and explain and try to convince the majority that this is wrong. You can fork ethereum yourself and have any issuance you want. The EF wants to make ETH have less inflation over time. That's better for ethereum. Might not be better for miners, but long term we don't even exist anymore I meant that we'll have lower income relative to what things were before the Ice Age. Don't play dumb. I wouldn't exactly consider the Ice Age to be an organic source of issuance reduction -- it was programmed in to force hard forks. Organic issuance reduction would be the increase in hashrate, the effect of which is much smaller than that of the Ice Age. As for your other point: Most economists consider inflation to be healthy. Inflation for a currency means that it grows in proportion to its total supply. Th Continue reading >>

Ethereum Classic Hard Forks Over 'difficulty Bomb'

Ethereum Classic Hard Forks Over 'difficulty Bomb'

Ethereum Classic Hard Forks Over 'Difficulty Bomb' By Shobhit Seth | May 30, 2018 11:43 AM EDT In an attempt to eliminate the so-called Difficulty Bombproblem, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain network has gone for the hard fork once again. The upgrade was planned to decrease the time it takes to create a block on the Ethereum Classic blockchain. Ethereum Classic was born as a hard fork of the original ethereum codebase that led to the creation of two parallel co-existing blockchain networks called ethereum and Ethereum Classic. Owing to the intrinsic nature of the original ethereum blockchain prior to the split, the difficulty of mining was set to increase over time and Ethereum Classic continued the legacy feature. This increasing difficulty level led to more time to mine a block on the blockchain, which was ultimately called the Difficulty Bomb.At present, the block mining time for ETC blockchain is around 26 seconds, and the hard fork exercise is expected to take it down to around 14 seconds. (See also: An Introduction to Ethereum Classic .) The exercise was well planned and executed in a phased manner after lengthy periods of extensive deliberations among community participants. The discussions around tackling the Difficulty Bomb started in 2016. It was followed by a fork, called "Die Hard,"in January 2017 which froze the Difficulty Bomb andreduced block time. However, this hard fork has not resulted in any airdrop offering freebies to the cryptocurrency 's participants, nor has it led to the creation of any new crypto coins. The forking exercise was performed solely with an aim to reduce the block mining time . According the available network data, the fork was performed at block 5,900,000and literally went unnoticed for bulk of network participants. It requi Continue reading >>

Bitcoin Hash Difficulty Chart Ethereum Accepted Here

Bitcoin Hash Difficulty Chart Ethereum Accepted Here

Bitcoin Hash Difficulty Chart Ethereum Accepted Here Have a breaking story? As a test, we entered the specifications of two mining systems into the calculators. What does the mining difficulty number really mean? Consider using an uninterruptible power supply UPSso that, if your electricity supply cuts out for a moment, it won't affect your miner. Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered. The Bitcoin wiki has details on difficultyas. Jan 16 at Investors are wondering if the popularity of Bitcoin Cash poses a serious threat to Bitcoin Erik Voorhees Bitcoin Litecoin Picture Bitcoin throne. When miningyour computer creates a block of data, which has a list of all of the transactions it knows about, includes a transaction that pays you the mining bonus, and then hashes. The chart below shows bitcoin's change in difficulty over time:. Bitcoin Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts. To check bitcoin difficulty in real time, you can consult this chart. How Do Bitcoin Transactions Work? Are There Companies That Help You Buy Cryptocurrencies Ethereum Long Term Investment people have heard of this virtual cryptocurrency, but few know all the ways you can purchase Bitcoin. How Do I Use Ethereum? That is, assuming that a hard fork is performed as planned either to enable proof of stake or, worst case, to delay the bomb, we will mine something. Thank you for your interest in this question. Mining efficiency decreases as temperature increases, so make sure your rig has adequate ventilation and cooling. Anyone looking to venture into the world of mining whether it is bitcoin or one of the many outcomes the mining difficulty is a critical factor to keep in mind. We believe in distributed ownership. Have a breaking story? Consider the followi Continue reading >>

How To Set Up Bitcoin Classic Ethereum Mining Chart

How To Set Up Bitcoin Classic Ethereum Mining Chart

How To Set Up Bitcoin Classic Ethereum Mining Chart New miners are constantly entering the market with better and faster hash rates. Within a minute Ethereum was transferred to the Coinbase Web Litecoin Innovations How Can I Buy Dash Cryptocurrency. If the maintenance fee is no longer covered by the operation of the mining machines, they are automatically taken out of the net by Hashflare. But if you look into the contract details they do not offer the same contract. There are three important factors to consider when figuring out if Ethereum mining will be profitable for you: The block time gets longer and, as a result, miners earn less and less revenue. The fees, costs and revenues are presented well and clearly. Most read 1 Genesis Mining review: Bitcoin und Ethereum Cloud Mining. Ethereum What is Ethereum? Genesis Mining both Cloud Mining providers have their pros and cons. When mining requires more work, miners are not able to produce as many blocks. How Do I Use Ethereum? The mining difficulty of the network is a measurement of how difficult this algorithm is to solve. Homepage Cloud Mining Hashflare. This token is updated every minute, making it hackers almost impossible to crack the token. Toomim also pointed out that, if and when mining ethereum does become unprofitable, he will simply How To Set Up Bitcoin Classic Ethereum Mining Chart to mining other coins, like Zcash or ethereum classic, that use a similar mining mechanism. How to join Ethereum mining pool? How Does Blockchain Technology Work? Blockchain What is bitcoin? Buying Hashpower on Hasflare. None of the content on CoinCentral is investment advice nor is it a replacement for advice from a certified financial planner. Table of Contents Step 1: With this code the 2FA can be added to the Google app afte Continue reading >>

What Is The Ethereum Ice Age?

What Is The Ethereum Ice Age?

Ethereum is currently a Proof of Work cryptocurrency, meaning that computational power is needed, not only to produce new coinsbut to process transactions and to keep the entire ecosystem moving. In order to ensure the system is scalable and decentralized, Ethereum plans to move to a Proof of Stake protocol where a lot lesscomputational power is required and miners can earn rewards according to their balance. The Ethereum Foundation is still working on the Proof of Stake protocol, Casper. Since Casper is not finished and it's not contained in the release version of Ethereum a hard-fork might be required to implement this change. An hard-fork creates an incompatibility between the previous version and the latest, there is always the possibility to create a "split" that result in two blockchains, like Ethereum Classic , did on the 1920000th block, after the hard-fork to refund The DAO token holders took place . In order to ensure such event doesn't take place (although it did already) and to give themselves a time-frame to finish Casper (making the community aware of the introduction of a hard fork within that time-frame), a Difficulty Time Bomb, is also known as Ice Age was implemented in Ethereum. The Ethereum Ice Age is a difficulty adjustment scheme that was put in place to ensure that everyone has an incentive to move to the new blockchain once the hard-fork is implemented. It was introduced on the 7th of September (2015-09-07), about 11 months ago and it's programmed to raise difficulty exponentially. It's impossible for miners to keep up with the increase of difficulty which would raise block time and it would make the blockchain freeze, hencethe name Ice Age. The key part is the calculation for the increase in difficulty is Math.pow(2,Math.floor(block.number / 10 Continue reading >>

Ethereum's Difficulty Bomb: All Smoke, No Fire? - Coindesk

Ethereum's Difficulty Bomb: All Smoke, No Fire? - Coindesk

Ethereum's Difficulty Bomb: All Smoke, No Fire? Sometimeinthe future(we can't be certain when), ethereum will likely switch from its proof-of-work consensus algorithm to Casper, a proof-of-stake system its developers are now in the throes of completing. While this may sound like a slight change to those who are unfamiliar, altering this one parameter will have an outsized effect.When the protocol change happens, the ethereum blockchain will hard fork, meaning that, for a short period of time, two networks the old and new will exist simultaneously. At that point, the goal for ethereum will be to persuade the majority of its users to upgrade to thenew proof-of-stake-powered blockchain. Otherwise, ethereum risks winding up creating another blockchain, as it did when a past technical update created ethereum classic . On the surface of things, getting the companies that use the ethereum network to switch should not be a problem. After all, proof of stake promises to be faster and more scalable, and to consume far less energy than proof of work. To most of the ethereum community, Casper sounds like a great deal. Unless, of course, you are a miner. That's because proof of stake doesnt rely on mining. Rather, it gives the job of creating the next block to those who own tokens on a blockchain a move that essentially puts miners out of a job . But, two things could go wrong with ethereum's big switch. One would be if Casper does not work as planned. In this case, ethereum could simply delay the switchover. The second is if miners continue mining the old chain. But ethereum has always had a plan for that something called the 'difficulty bomb'. Baked into ethereum shortly after the network launched, the difficulty bomb was created to make mining a block increasingly difficult over Continue reading >>

Ethereum Mining Difficulty Increased Significantly

Ethereum Mining Difficulty Increased Significantly

Ethereum mining difficulty increased significantly What is the reason of Ethereum's abnormal difficultyincrease? Open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements For the last 24 hours, Ethereum mining difficulty increased by20%. ETC mining difficulty is now almost 1208234552666986.0, this is all-time record. This situation can be caused by so called "Difficulty bomb impact". Distributed databasethat is used to maintain a continuously growing list ofrecords, calledblocks. How this will affect the price of ETC in the medium and long term we cannot know. Today, 10 of July, Ethereum lost about 6% in last 24 hours. Now it's $229. The Ethereum Ice Age is a difficulty adjustment scheme that was put in place to ensure that everyone has an incentive to move to the new blockchain once the hard-fork is implemented. It was introduced on the 7th of September (2015-09-07), about 11 months ago and it's programmed to raise difficulty exponentially. It's impossible for miners to keep up with the increase of difficulty which would raise block time and it would make the blockchain freeze, hencethe name Ice Age. Continue reading >>

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