Ethereum Classic’s Agharta upgrade completed

Ethereum Classic’ “Agharta” upgrade successfully completed at block number 9,573,000 at 06:26 UTC on Sunday, according to etcnodes.org.

Agharta is a planned Ethereum Classic protocol upgrade. Agharta is occurring at block number 9,573,000 mil. Agharta implements Ethereum’s Constantinople upgrades to the Ethereum Classic network and has been adopted as an accepted Ethereum Classic Improvement specification which can be found at ECIP-1056.

The upgrade will add Ethereum Constantinople’s opcodes to the ETC mainnet and the CREATE2 opcode will enable the use of state channels implementation.

Huobi, Bitfinex, Bibox, HitBTC, Bittrex, Coinbase, and another main crypto exchanges, who have already given a green light to the upgrade.

Ethereum and Ethereum Classic engaged in a messy divorce following the DAO hack in 2016. Ethereum Classic community members opted to not roll back the transactions enabling the DAO hacker to steal the funds; meanwhile, ethereum soft-forked, partially reclaiming the hacked funds.

Three years after the split, Ethereum Classic has engaged in efforts to rebuild community and technical ties between the two chains, Atlantis and Agharta being two measures towards that effort.

ETC price today | Source: Coinmarketcap 

Ethereum Classic, now the 20th largest digital asset with the current market value of $650 million. At the press time, ETC/USD is trading at $5,8. The coin has gained over 20% in the recent seven days and became one off the fastest-growing coins on a month-to-month basis (+45%).

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