8 months ago

The developers of Ethereum has offered to reduce the award for blockchain from 3 ETH to 2 ETH at the same time as the implementation of the complexity increase delay.

The developers also noted that this step will reduce the likelihood of network branching by dissatisfied miners.

The Ethereum protocol assumes a significant increase in the complexity of mining to stimulate the transition of the blockchain system to the consensus algorithm Proof-Of-Stake (PoS). Due to the fact that the introduction of the hybrid Casper will not take place this year, the project team seeks to delay the so-called “ice age”.