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Constantinople Code Has Been Integrated in Parity Before Ethereum Hard Fork

According to ETHnews, Parity Technologies developers have integrated Constantinople code in Parity Ethereum before the second part of upcoming hard fork Metropolis.

Afri Schoedon, a company developer, posted a link to the GitHub pull request on his Twitter feed today and was met with positive feedback from the Twitter and reddit spheres.

Constantinople is the second hard fork of Metropolis is expected to increase efficiency and reduce transaction fees in Ethereum network. It will be activated in October.

The first part called Byzantium was implemented in October last year.

Implementation means that the EIPs have been merged with Parity’s code, but until further testing it is unclear whether there will be any last-minute bugs to work out (EIP-1234,EIP-145, EIP-1014, EIP-1052, EIP-1283). After the full testing is done, the report related to vulnerabilities will be posted.

Other clients expected to implement Constantinople include Geth, Trinity, cpp-ethereum, EthereumJ/Harmony, and Aleth/Cpp-Ethereum. The better way to track implementation status is to access each client’s GitHub, which can be found through the progress tracker.

Earlier ForkLog reported that Ethereum developers accepted EIP-1234 that will reduce issuance to 2 ETH.