Ethereum Classic Executes ‘Atlantis’ Hard Fork to Improve Interoperability with ETH

  • Ethereum classic successfully implemented the 'Atlantis' hard fork on Sept. 12
  • Update will increase interoperability with ethereum's blockchain and improve development tools for dApps.

Ethereum Classic successfully underwent its ‘Atlantis’ hard fork on Sept 12., which was the first step in increasing interoperability with the original Ethereum blockchain.

Ethereum Classic Atlantis Upgrade

The system-wide software update, codenamed ‘Atlantis,’ required Ethereum Classic users to update their client in order to continue participating on the public network. Ethereum Classic Labs published a release outlining the new improvements, including increased compatibility with the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. 

According to the release, the Atlantis hard fork adopted Ethereum's ‘Byzantium’ protocol after months of community deliberation to upgrade the network and existing client nodes. Atlantis will increase the “functionality and stability” of ETC by promoting interoperability and community collaboration, including making it easier to move decentralized applications (dApps) between chains. 

Ethereum Classic Labs’ CEO Terry Culver said, 

Atlantis is an important moment. It delivers technical enhancements to the chain. It reflects the cohesion of the ETC community, and our shared commitment to continue innovating on one of the world’s major public blockchains.

In addition to interoperability, the Atlantis update will include the Jade Suite of Tools for developers, which are geared towards faster and improved development for dApps using ETC. 

All together the upgrade consists of 10 ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs), including Op-code upgrades and precompiled contracts to improve zk-Snarks.

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