The Constantinople hard fork — really a network upgrade — was scheduled to happen today (January 16) at block 7,800,000.

Instead the upgrade was postponed.

What are the technical reasons for the postponement?

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Have a look here: https://medium.com/chainsecurity/constantinople-enables-new-reentrancy-attack-ace4088297d9


Repricing SSTORE defeats the re-entrancy protection that the gas stipend is meant to provide. That would be a breaking change to some deployed contracts.

Hope it helps.

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