Parity will not conduct Ethereum Hardfork

According to Parity's spokesperson, they got the "clear and loud" feedback from the community and decided to look for other options except hardfork
18 December 2017   1042

The developer of software for Ethereum blockchain Parity Technologies may refuse to make changes to the network protocols to unlock $275 frozen on wallets with multi-signature, reports CoinDesk.

Actually, I don’t want to talk about it, except that one point is that Parity doesn’t want to follow up on the proposals, because we see the feedback was clear and loud.
 

Afri Schoedon

Spokesperson, Parity

He also added that the developers will not continue working on existing proposals to update the network to unlock the funds, and will consider alternative solutions.

It is worth reminding that due to issue, users' funds for hundreds of thousands dollars were "frozen". One of the most possible ways to solve this was named a new Ethereum hardfork.

Parity Ethereum Client v2.0 to be Released

Developers have created Parity Ethereum exclusively for mining pools, exchanges and other infrastructure nodes
19 July 2018   611

Parity Technologies has introduced a new version of the full node software for the Ethereum network called Parity Ethereum v2.0.0.

This major release comes with some notable changes. First and most importantly, Parity Ethereum is built to serve as expert software for production use and shouldn’t be considered end-user software or an “Ethereum Wallet.” It is meant for mission-critical use in mining pools, exchanges, or any other type of infrastructure or service provider.
 

Parity Team

The Parity Ethereum client is able to interact with various consensus mechanisms, provides the choice between the Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) and the WebAssembly virtual machine (WasmVM), and it supports private transactions and the creation of special lists of nodes to restrict access to certain contracts.

Moreover, users should not perceive the new version of the software as a product for the end-user or Ethereum-purse, as the developers have created Parity Ethereum exclusively for mining pools, exchanges and other infrastructure nodes. This version is specialized.

The client also lacks a graphical user interface, known as the Parity wallet.