The daily awards for mining blocks in the Ethereum network dropped from 20,000 to 15,000 ETH after the bomb was activated. Thus, a soft version of the "Ice Age" was launched, which will last until the activation of Constantinople, expected on February 27, according to Trustnodes.
After the upgrade of the Ethereum main network, the prize size will be reduced by 3 ETHs per unit to 2 ETHs, and the launch of the next "complexity bomb" will be postponed for a year.
Due to an increase in the time of mining blocks, two-week coins will fall by about 2000 ETHs. If Constantinople does not activate, difficulties can be raised to the level when it is impossible to extract even one block on the Ethereum network.
Now, the time needed to extract one Ethereum unit is approximately 18 seconds, the last stage lasts 15 seconds. The size of the commission remains at the level of half a cent.
According to CoinMarketCap, in the last 24 hours, the price of Ethereum has risen to $ 108.
Recall that in January, representatives of mining pools said that the implementation of the EIP-1234 form in Carinthia, which reduces the reward of the 2 ETH block, would immediately exert pressure on the entire mining economy.
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