Byzantium fork on ETH mainnet date unveiled

The developers have settled on a block number and a release date for the Byzantium fork on the Ethereum mainnet
26 September 2017   3002

A tentative date for the Metropolis update Byzantium has been revealed by the developers team.

As reported by ethnews.com, on September 22nd, during an Ethereum Core Developers Meeting, Ethereum core developers Hudson Jameson, Péter Szilágyi, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, and others revealed that Byzantium upgrades will be implemented around October 17th. The hard fork for Byzantium is scheduled to launch on block 4,370,000.

Thus, the initial stages of the Byzantium hard fork were tested on the Ethereum Ropsten test network as of block number 1,700,000 on September 17th. Then, the developers doubled the rewards for certain bug bounties related to the release. 

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Meanwhile, at the time of writing, Ethereum price is about $291.83, its market capitalization is $27,673,210,117, which allows the cryptocurrency to hold the second place in the list.

Diffusion 2019 to Gather Crypto Hackers in Berlin

World most interesting tokenised protocol teams joined forces to create one of the biggest devconf in the world
20 September 2019   108

19th-20th October 2019, Berlin, one of the IT capitals of the world, will gather representatives of blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data industries across the globe. 350 developers are going to test their skills, by hacking with 25m+ lines of open source code. Thousand of prizes awaits the winners.

This two-day event will focus on the practical application of open-source distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, machine learning and programmable tokens, to create a new data layer.
 

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Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The conference will last for two days and is focused on the practical usage of open-source blockchain technology, machine learning, programmable tokens and smart contracts with a goal to create a new data layer. 

If you are not a skilled programmer, you will find what to do, Join panels, chats, workshops. Discuss the latest topics, such as token economics, blockchain for enterprise, AI, deep learning and more. Whether you are a dev, work in IT or tech industry, geek or just interested all that new - this is a place for you. You will be able to discuss things and share knowledge with lead developers, professors, start-upers and CEOs.

Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The event will take place at the Factory Berlin.

Hype.Codes team is happy to report that our journalist is going to the Diffusion 2019 too! Anton will provide you, our dear readers, with the freshest news and announces straight from the Factory.

Also, check out the latest conference's partnership with ETHBerlin.

And now the most interesting thing. You will be able to to take part in a hackathon for free!

Apply for free place at Hackaton now!

Not a coder, but still want to attend an event? 

Get your ticket here!