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   1714

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 to Fix Serious Vulnerability

An error that could shut down the computers with ETH nodes was reported by the vice president of blockchain development at Amberdata
30 August 2019   466

Parity Technologies released a new version of the client that fixed a bug that could shut down computers running Ethereum nodes.

The first to discover the vulnerability and report it to Parity was Scott Bigelow, vice president of blockchain development at Amberdata analytic startup. According to him, only a small part of Parity's customers are at risk.

There was a vulnerability that [if exploited] would cause an immediate crash of the Parity client for all its services. There is no possibility to steal funds or do other malicious things but you could shut down some portion of ethereum nodes.

Scott Bigelow

Vice president of blockchain development,  Amberdata

Parity Technologies encouraged users to upgrade their clients to the latest version as soon as possible, especially those where the publicly available RPC and transaction history tracking module are activated.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a protocol that allows you to request program data on third-party servers. In the blockchain industry, it is used to obtain information on balances at addresses, block numbers, and other information.

To date, the Parity client uses about 21% of nodes in the Ethereum network (3257, according to EtherNodes).