HitBTC will support the next stage of Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork. The upgrade is estimated to take place on 28 February 2019 after being postponed due to the need for further investigation of potential risks identified by ChainSecurity (https://blog.ethereum.org/2019/01/15/security-alert-ethereum-constantinople-postponement/). The fork will happen approximately on block #7,280,000. Two protocol upgrades (Constantinople and St. Petersburg) will need to occur on the same block number in order to fix issues on various Ethereum test networks.
If you are holding Ethereum on HitBTC account, you don’t have to do anything, as we will handle all the technical requirements involved with the upgrade, please be assured that the funds will be safe at all times.
You can monitor the network upgrade in real time at http://forkmon.ethdevops.io/
Read more about Ethereum Constantinople hard fork in our previous blog post: https://blog.hitbtc.com/hitbtc-will-support-the-upcoming-ethereum-eth-constantinople-hard-fork/
or in Ethereum’s blog post: https://blog.ethereum.org/2019/02/22/ethereum-constantinople-st-petersburg-upgrade-announcement/