The number of Uncle blocks in the network Ethereum fell by 90 percent. What does it mean?

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The number of Uncle blocks in the network Ethereum fell by 90 percent. What does it mean?

The Number of the blockchain significantly decreased from January 2018. Then the miners each day got 2000 of these blocks, now that number is down to 250. Apparently, upgrades to the Protocol of cryptocurrencies become the main prerequisite for the incident.

Another reason — a drop in the total number of transactions Ethereum. When the kill Uncle-block reached its peak last year, the cryptocurrency processed about 1.4 million transfers every day. Now the figure has dropped to 400 thousand.

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What will happen to the mining of Ethereum?

Note that now the miners are much smaller blocks of Ethereum than before. This is due to the increase in search time of one single block. Fortunately, while it did not affect the daily gas limit in the network of cryptocurrency. Most likely, the increase in the limit automatically would increase system requirements on the nodes.

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An Independent developer of Ethereum Alex Akhunov proposed to create a special upgrade, thanks to which programmers will be able to delete inactive contracts and their subsequent recovery. Akhunov has also published a number of complex technical texts with new ideas that could be implemented in Ethereum 2.0.

But the development of the Ethereum 2.0 moves up a little messy. For example, the blockchain Beacon, starting testnet which is scheduled for next month, is a completely new block chain. It connects with the main bloccano through the mechanism of the Proof-of-burn. However, the first working version of Ethereum 2.0 for normal users will appear not earlier than 2021.

It is Noteworthy that some experts consider the current developments of the Ethereum Foundation is too overrated. Analysts from Cumberland Research advised Vitalik his hand around Ethereum 1.x, not hard forks Constantinople and other upgrades. What do you think about this? Share your opinion in our .

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