Ethereum Classic Hardfork is Scheduled on 17 September

Ethereum Classic Atlantis hardfork has officially set to occur at block 8,772,000, announced by Ethereum Classic Improvement Protocol on 20 June via Discord.

The developers and contributors of Ethereum Classic have previously considered setting the hardfork at block 8,750,000 which is predicted to be on 15 September.

However, 15 September is Sunday, Ethereum Classic Labs has decided to move the hardfork on a working day when more parties can involve such as exchanges and developers to discover and deal with any issue if happened.

The hardfork is a couple of months away, the block number will not tell accurate date but as estimated by the developers and Blockchain analysts the hardfork is likely to be held on Tuesday 17 September. In addition, an official ETC blog post also noted that the block 8,772,000 is estimated to be held on 17 September.

The post also noted that Atlantis is under testing for any bugs and issues from introducing the new hardfork code on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain.

The main priorities of the hardfork are:

“(1) develop high-quality blockchain software that preserves the security of the network

(2) consider the opinions and concerns of the community.”

ETC is the original chain of Ethereum Blockchain, that was named as classic back in 2016 after the hardfork. The hardfork was conducted because of a major hack that exposed many security flaws.

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