Ethereum Devs Propose Hard Fork to Address Impending Ice Age

Ethereum developers have proposed a hard fork, titled the Muir Glacier, which is aimed at addressing the impending Ice Age that could potentially slow down the Ethereum mainnet.

A hard fork refers to a radical change to a network’s protocol that makes previously invalid blocks and transactions valid or vice-versa and requires all nodes or users to upgrade to the latest version of the protocol software. Ethereum’s Ice Age, also called a Difficulty Bomb, is the increasing hashing difficulty in the mining algorithm used to reward miners with Ether (ETH) on its blockchain and serves to …

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