Ethereum has announced the official release date of the first ‘Frontier’ version, and provided a specific ‘how to’ guide for setting up mining clients, clarifying some confusion about the release process.
Staying true to the decentralization ethos, the Ethereum team has elaborated on their ‘launch’ plan, which as they mentioned in a recent blog post, will be more of a grass roots emergence of the network rather than a ‘launch’ from a central point.
In the blog post, Stephan Tual explained that “In the interest of decentralization and transparency, Ethereum will not provide the Genesis block as a download, but instead have created an open source script that anyone can use to generate the file.”
The community will need to generate the Genesis block from the open source script, using a hash of block 1,028,201 of the current Ethereum testnet. This number was chosen because it “turns out to be both prime and palindromic, just the way we like it,” said Tual.
Roughly speaking, and depending on where you are located, this block will come to be at around late July 29 to early July 30, according to ethdev statistics.
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