Daily awards for mining blocks in the Ethereum network fell from 20,000 to 15,000 ETH after the bomb was triggered. Thus, a soft version of the "Ice Age" was launched, which will last until the hard-liner in Istanbul is expected, which is expected on February 27, writes Trustnodes.
After upgrading the main network of Ethereum, the size of the award will be reduced from 3 ETS per unit to 2 ETH, and the launch of the next "complexity bomb" will be postponed for one year.
Due to the increasing blocking time of the bloc, the two-week issue of the problem will fall by about 2000 ETH. If Constantinople does not activate, the difficulty can be increased to the level when it will be impossible to extract even one block on the Ethereum network.
Now, the time it takes to extract an Eterum Unit is about 18 seconds on average, in the previous phase it takes 15 seconds. The size of the commissions remains at the level of half a percentage.
According to CoinMarketCap, over the past 24 hours, the price of Ethereum increased to $ 108.
Recall that earlier in January, representatives of the mining groups stated that the implementation of the EIP-1234 model in Constantinople, which reduces the block award to 2 ETH, will immediately put pressure on the entire mining economy.
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