It might be a slow day for the crypto-market, but one blockchain community is gearing up for a major upgrade. One that has been in the works for some time now.
Not chained to the past
Several exchanges have announced that they will be supporting the VeChain [VET] network upgrade and hard fork. This is due to take place today, on 16 November, at around 8:00 UTC or a block height of 10,653,500.
The upgrade is part of VeChainThor v1.6.0, which activated POA2.0 Phase 1 on the blockchain’s testnet on 5 November. Meanwhile, 16 November will also see the mainnet’s activation, which is the reason why the community is excited.
👀Only 3 hours left before the mainnet upgrade.
🙋Who’s waiting with us? https://t.co/psRebrugJU
— VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) November 16, 2021
Call in the committee
The protocol will reportedly combine the Byzantine Fault Tolerance and the Nakamoto blockchain consensus mechanisms. From there, the “committee” feature means that three block producers will be randomly picked to verify the block. In this way, corruption and grinding attacks should become impossible.
“FINALITY: POA2.0 will guarantee that data is ‘finalised’ immediately and ensures no accidental forks of the network can occur – sometimes, ‘branching’ can lead to a temporary disruption of a blockchain with a very small amount of data potentially being lost […]”
— VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) November 13, 2021
At press time, VET was ranked 23rd by market cap on Coin Market Cap. Furthermore, the altcoin was trading at $0.1531. Though VET has been rallying since late October, the altcoin was affected by recent market trends. In fact, its price dropped by 9.02% in 24 hours.
Even so, investors hope that the mainnet upgrade will trigger a rally – and bring more eyes to the project.
Stamp of approval
It’s not just VET investors who trust the blockchain. According to the VeChain Foundation, the China Association for Standardization certified its technology as well. The Foundation also claimed that this is a sign of VeChain becoming the “industry standard.”
#VeChain received a certificate from the China Association for Standardization, a body under the State Council, for our major contributions to the T/CAS 493-2021 Standard for household electrical equipment.
— VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) October 22, 2021