Ethereum Classic team announces the date of Agharta hard fork

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The developers of the Ethereum Classic project revealed a roadmap for the hard fork known as Agharta. This major update is focused on compatibility with Ethereum's blockchain.

"The Agharta upgrade will be inclusive of the ETH Constantinople features making Ethereum Classic fully compatible with Ethereum," the team wrote on Twitter.

The fork will go through several stages. The first stage will be initiated on November 13 with the launch of a test net Morden. The mainnet fork is scheduled on January 15, 2019; however, thee developers emphasized that the dates we're preliminary and subject to change.

"Ethereum Classic and Ethereum are evolving from the same ancestry, and further technical compatibility will provide a stronger bridge to collaborate on shared infrastructure as well as maintain our unique differences. The recent Atlantis hard-fork was to increase ETH Compatability and Agharta will be the second half of that goal," the team wrote in a blog post

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