Ethereum client Parity released an urgent announcement, admitting that they forgot to include an EIP in the latest upgrade.
Ethereum’s Biggest Client Forgets EIP Inclusion
A recent announcement posted by one of Ethereum’s biggest clients, Parity, came as a surprise. The service admitted that it forgot to include an EIP (Ethereum Improvement Proposal) into their recent upgrade.
Parity stated that their version V2.5.11-stable serves as an emergency patch that they prepared soon after realizing their mistake. The patch will add a missing component known as eip1344_transition for the main net.
The biggest problem lies in the fact that the error was made so close to the Istanbul update, and anyone who fails to add the patch might suffer issues when the hard fork arrives. As for the EIP what it does, is that it basically proposes to add an opcode for retrieving the chain ID of the chain on which the block was mined. That way, smart contracts will have the ability to validate signatures that use replay protection.
The problem with this…