The two largest in terms of trading bitcoin exchange Binance and OKEx announced support for the Constantinople – an upcoming hard forks Ethereum.
Binance Will Support the Upcoming Ethereum Constantinople Hard Forkhttps://t.co/Jt91lT7hdY pic.twitter.com/OTr8fNOLr8
— Binance (@binance) January 3, 2019
Published January 3 statement Binance says that users are kindly requested to Deposit with the time required for their confirmation. Technical aspects of hard forks, the exchange takes over.
Despite the fact that the upcoming hardwork does not involve the formation of new chains, Binance, apparently, allows for the possibility that the process may be new projects and airdrop. Of the sponsors, the exchange is proposing to dialogue regarding possible support.
Practically identical in their statement on Friday, January 4, made OKEx.
We will support the Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork. Please rest assure that we will handle all the technical requirements.https://t.co/I8St0hWd8d
— OKEx (@OKEx) January 3, 2019
Recall, the consensus about the numbers of the unit to activate hard forks Constantinople was reached in early December. It is expected that the unit 7,080,000 will be found in the period from 14 to 18 January.
Originally planned for November 2018 upgrade contains a number of changes and code optimizations designed to ease the transition Ethereum algorithm Proof-of-Stake. Among other things, they include the transfer for 18 months so-called «bombs of complexity», which facilitates timely upgrades and also suggested a decrease in awards to miners from 3 to 2 ETH for the extracted block.
Meanwhile, ETH, up to the beginning of the year in second place in the CoinMarketCap list by market capitalization, in the last 24 hours have shown fairly good growth, rising at a certain point in the morning hours of Friday more than 5%. At the time of publication ETH is trading around $154.