Ethereum’s hard fork will officially occur Wednesday at approximately 7am EST, despite 65% of miners voting against the measures.
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Pools ‘Supposed Not to Support’ Fork
The countdown to block 1,920,000, determined to be the opportune point for the action to recover funds lost during the DAO hack, is set to expire shortly.
Following creator Vitalik Buterin’s original proposal of a soft fork in June, Ether mining pools gave miners the option of a non-binding vote on the issue. At the time, organizers stated, a “potential hard [fork] is currently not included in the voting as there is not even a clear proposal on the table.”
A soft fork was later determined to be a dangerous move, and the hard fork option was tabled as the only acceptable solution.
65% of miners this time voted against the action, but today the announcement came that their opinion would be overturned and the hard fork carried out regardless.
A message on the Ethermine.org pool states:
According to the voting result (65% in favor of not supporting the fork) the pool is supposed not to support the fork. But as all