Thursday, June 17, 2021

VeChain Hard Fork to Maintain Compatibility with Ethereum Virtual Machine Will Be Activated In 5 Days’ Time

As a report has it, VeChain hard fork, ETH_IST, which will enable the network to maintain compatibility with Ethereum virtual machine will be live on mainnet in the next five days.

The upcoming development was shared moments ago by a pseudonymous VeChain developer identified on Twitter as libotony. According to the update, it’s necessary for node runners to upgrade their program.

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The VeChain developer further added that the hard fork is scheduled at block #9254300 and estimated to play out on 7th June 2021 at 08:20:00 GMT.

Libotony tweeted, “VeChain Fork ETH_IST on mainnet will be activated in 5 days, calling for node runners upgrading your program.”

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About VeChain Hardfork ETH_IST

About 3 weeks ago, VeChain announced the release of the latest version of VeChainThor, a version designed to make the network maintain its compatibility with the latest Ethereum virtual machine (EVM).

Back then, the VeChain core developer identified as Bin tweeted, “VeChain thor v1.5.0 is out, which will activate the ETH_IST hard-fork in order to maintain compatibility with the latest Ethereum virtual machine.”

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The release message on Github reads as follows:

“VeChain Thor 1.5 has been released this weekend. This includes a hard fork to support ethereum Berlin compatibility. This fork will be active on testnet starting 2021-05-20! So go update your nodes if necessary!”


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