The implementation of the Constantinople update, the second part of the Metropolis hardfork in the Ethereum network, will be postponed until early 2019, according to the developers.
Delay can affect offers that were not originally included in Constantinople. According to Martin Holste Svend, head of security at the Ethereum Foundation, it is now advisable to add the ProgPow code to Constantinople, which should prevent the use of specialized cryptocurrency mining equipment in the Ethereum network, thus reducing mining for smaller GPUs. miners less attractive and ultimately can lead to centralization of the network, reports Ttrcoin.
The ability to add ProgPow to Constantinople was discussed earlier, but the developers decided not to rush to include it in the current update, but added it to the next hard fork if the proposal gets support.