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   2004

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.

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   120

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.
 

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.