Three days before the planned Muir Glacier hard fork on the Ethereum network, the Binance bitcoin exchange announced its support.
The update is expected at block # 9,200,000, which is expected to be mined on January 2, but this could happen a day earlier. Updating the protocol is designed to delay the activation of the so-called “complexity bomb” by 4 million blocks.
Binance warned that it would suspend ETH I / O during the hard fork. Functions will become available again to users after the network stabilizes.
Blockstream’s director of strategic development, Samson Moe, criticized Ethereum developers for picking the first New Year’s days for a hard fork. He drew attention to the fact that large exchanges are not ready for it.