The Ethereum hard fork known as the Constantinople has caused an alleged “consensus issue” in the testing, which has rendered a testnet to be “not usable.” A infrastructure firm of Ethereum blockchain, Infura Tweeted to announce it on October 13.
The Tweet also advises the developers to use other testing networks until the Ethereum developer community is “investigating” the issue.
Due to a consensus issue with the Constantinople fork, Ropsten is currently not usable. The Ethereum dev community is investigating. Until further notice please utilize one of the other Ethereum testnets
— Infura (@infura_io) October 13, 2018
A multiple of Ethereum developers excitedly Tweeted that the hard fork became active on the Ropsten testnet Oct. 13 at block 4,230,000.
Ethereum's Constantinople hard fork is officially active on the Ropsten testnet! Huge props to everyone who made this happen.
Block rewards are coming in at 2 ETH per block. pic.twitter.com/qmppSxifHv
— Eric Conner (@econoar) October 13, 2018
As aforementioned, the testing did not go as per plan, it caused a “consensus issue on ropsten.” Thus instead of a thread of happy tweets the Ethereum developer Afri Schoedon had to post a series of sullen one announcing that there would be“no constantinople in 2018,” adding “we have to investigate.”
Schoedon continued his Twitter update and Tweeted a strong statement, noted Oct. 14, they said that the core developers have made a call and the developers have agreed saying that they will “not be able to activate Constantinople this year if there are any major issues on Ropsten.”
He furthermore noted that the next scheduled call on the topic would be Friday, Oct. 19, he also asked the community to “stay tuned” for a clearer better understanding.
The Constantinople hard fork is a system-wide Ethereum update designed to increase the network’s efficiency.
The Ethereum developer Piper Merriam opened an Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) ealier this year, aimed at the possible Ethereum hard fork to invalidate ASIC miners, which are regarded as highly centralizing.