At the next meeting of developers of Ethereum (ETH), which was broadcast on YouTube, has been postponed “Bomb difficulty”, but the code for this change will be included in the code of the upcoming fork Constantinople.
One of the main objectives of the Fund Ethereum is to switch to a new consensus algorithm – Proof-of-Stake (PoS, proof of stavk). To do this, developers created a solution called “Bomb of complexity”, which makes the production of new blocks more difficult. Constantinople is designed to smooth the transition from a consensus algorithm Proof-of-Work (PoW, proof-of-work) to PoS.
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Last week, the developers offered three possible scenarios for “Bombs of complexity”. The scenario described in EIP-858 will reduce the amount of compensation to 1 ETH per unit, EIP-1234 reduces the reward to 2 ETH, whereas the EIP-1295 maintains remuneration at current levels, i.e. 3 ETH, but will affect other factors in the reward system.
According to a post on GitHub, the developers have opted for EIP-1234. It was also suggested to postpone the “Bomb of complexity” for about 12 months.
Starting with “CNSTNTNPL_FORK_BLKNUM” the client will calculate the complexity based on fake web block number, i.e. the client will “think” that the unit for which the calculations are performed, this unit that would appear in approximately 5 million units from the current one. In addition, the reward for the discovery of the block is 2 ETH.