Istanbul Hard Fork Community Call


Istanbul Hard Fork is about to happen. Magicians decided to call it out and invite Ethereum Cat Herders and Community to join the community call about Istanbul Hard Fork.

We would like to let the community know how Istanbul Hard Fork will affect the Ethereum ecosystem. Let the community ask questions and chat about Hard forks that happened in the past.

Moderator @anettrolikova

Hosts @souptacular @poojaranjan @MadeofTin and more

:sparkles: Date and Time

DATE: Wednesday 4th of December

TIME : 2pm UTC

:sparkles: Location

Zoom: Available only to hosts

YouTube Livestream Link

:sparkles:Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • intro into Hard Forks - what are they, effects of HF on the ecosystem … (briefly)
  • Previous HF - briefly recap the HF that happened and how they affected & changed the ecosystem
  • Istanbul HF - what EIPs are included (mention EIP-1884), how this update will affect the ecosystem, what changes it will bring

Post your questions to this thread, they will be most likely answered on a call.

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Would it be a good idea to post this on the reddit to ask for questions people would like answered?

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Yes that’s the plan :slight_smile:

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Oh, I’m not a fan of Reddit so I don’t have enough karma to post it on Reddit.
Can someone please post it on Reddit and post link to this thread please :slight_smile:

I didn’t know who to contact otherwise, but I was looking at this page https://blog.ethereum.org/2019/11/20/ethereum-istanbul-upgrade-announcement/ which announces the coming hard fork, and I thought this question:

What happens if I am a miner or node operator and I do not participate in the upgrade?

With this answer:

If you are using an Ethereum client that is not updated to the latest version (listed above), your client will sync to the pre-fork blockchain once the upgrade occurs. You will be stuck on an incompatible chain following the old rules and you will be unable to send ether or operate on the post-upgrade Ethereum network.

Could be expanded to explain how to recover from this situation. I don’t think it’s that hard (someone can correct me). I think they just have to upgrade even if they missed the fork, so perhaps a sentence something like:

If you do get stuck on the incompatible chain, you can simply upgrade your client and it will catch back up to the correct chain eventually.

A little mini EIP.

I think it is visible on Reddit, at least I can see it. https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/e3fa42/istanbul_hard_fork_community_call/