Ethereum Foundation To Update nodes before activation of the Muir Glacier

Ethereum Foundation has officially announced a planned update to block number 9,200,000 for Muir Glacier to the network. The following upgrade to Istanbul is expected to be enabled on the mainnet at block number 9,200,000 around January 1, 2020.

“[IMPORTANT] Upgrade your nodes for the Muir Glacier upgrade happening on Jan. 1, 2020!” Noted in the Ethereum Foundation’s tweet.

Node operators or miners should update to the new Ethereum client edition :

“If you use an exchange [such as Coinbase, Kraken, or Binance, a web wallet service [such as Metamask, MyCrypto, or MyEtherWallet], a mobile wallet service (such as Coinbase Wallet,, or Trust Wallet), or a hardware wallet [such as Ledger, Trezor, or KeepKey) you do not need to do anything unless you are informed to take additional steps by your exchange or wallet service.” Stated in the official blog post.

As the world awaits the Berlin Hard Fork in January, the Ethereum Foundation revealed an update planned for Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for Muir Glacier. Due to variable block times and time zones, the exact date of the update may change.

It was planned that Muir Glacier will take place about January 6, 2020. Ethereum Cat Herders had previously revealed the explanation for a different change directly after Istanbul. EIP 2384 had originally postponed the complexity bomb for another 4,000,000 bricks, or around 611 days, according to the article, Muir Glacier’s development plan, and therefore it was first projected that the bomb would not be visible until mid-2020.

This made it possible to postpone a future relocation to Istanbul. According to the base, though, those calculations were incorrect, as the complexity bomb started to become “remarkable at block 8,600,000” on October 5, 2019. Because of that the average block time has increased and it has now stood at about 14.3 seconds since block 8,900,000.

Source: AMBCrypto, Ethereum.

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