A Consensus Issue Between The Geth and Parity Ethereum Clients Caused an Unintentional Fork of the Network

An issue in the Geth implementation of the Ethereum protocol, maintained by the foundation of the same name, caused an unintentional fork in the network. Nick Johnson, an ETH developer, confirmed the problem on reddit and said that the foundation has identified the root cause.  Ethereum developers can’t catch a break. After successfully performing its #4 hard fork, Ethereum was set to clear the path of roadblocks such as the ongoing DDoS attack on the network and the blockchain bloat. However, a flawed implementation of the EIP 161 in Geth (the “official” implementation of Ethereum) caused a major consensus issue, effectively forking … Continue reading A Consensus Issue Between The Geth and Parity Ethereum Clients Caused an Unintentional Fork of the Network