Will Exodus support the Ethereum Constantinople hard fork?
The Constantinople/St. Petersburg upgrade is expected February 28th, 2019 (block height 7,280,000)
If you hold ETH in Exodus, you do not need to do anything. Your funds are not at risk.
TL,DR Exodus will support the upcoming Ethereum Constantinople/St. Petersburg upgrade. If you hold ETH in your wallet, you do not need to do anything in preparation for the fork.
- What is the Constantinople Hard Fork?
- When will the fork happen?
- Will I be able to claim my forked tokens in Exodus?
What is the Constantinople Hard Fork?
Constantinople is the latest in Ethereum network upgrades, and there are five EIPs (Ethereum Improvement Proposals) being implemented in this update. The goal of this upgrade is to help:
- Optimize GAS costs by improved smart contract interactions
- Increase the number of transactions per second by using 2nd layer solutions
- Delay the Difficulty Bomb, and adjust block rewards
If you want to learn the ins-and-outs of each EIP, be sure to check out these two pages for more details:
- Medium - Ethereum Constantinople: Everything You Need to Know
- GitHub - Constantinople Progress Tracker
When will the fork happen?
The ETH Constantinople upgrade will happen at block height 7,280,000.
Will I be able to claim my forked tokens in Exodus?
Since Constantinople is a planned upgrade, and not expected to be contentious, there will not be any additional forked coins to claim after the upgrade.
While the term "fork" has become associated with new coins entering the ecosystem, the term really just refers to changes to a network. Before a non-contentious upgrade, such as Constantinople, is implemented on the network, miners and node providers will make the necessary changes ahead of the block height deadline.
After the fork, you will just need to upgrade to the latest version of Exodus and your ETH will keep working as usual.
What are the ETH Classic Vision (ECV), and ETH Nowa Token (ENT) forks and will Exodus support them?
These tokens are part of new networks, and will be airdropped to their respective mainnet wallets. At this time, Exodus has no plans to support these airdropped assets.
It is likely that claiming these tokens will require your Ethereum private key. Due to this added risk, we suggest you perform your due diligence before exposing your private keys. This means you should research each coin before deciding if you want to claim it, and understand the risks of exposing your private keys.