Ethereum Classic (ETC) Jumps 9% Over Hard Fork Bringing Full Compatibility With ETH

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Ethereum Classic (ETC) Jumps 9% Over Hard Fork Bringing Full Compatibility With ETH

The Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain is set to undergo a hard fork on January 15 that’s set to include full compatibility with the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain and include features of ETH’s Constantinople hard fork.

According to a report published by Cointelegraph, citing a press release shared by ETC Labs, the upcoming Agharta hard fork is expected to create backward compatibility between Ethereum Classic and Ethereum. ETC Labs’ CEO Terry Culver was quoted as saying:

Ethereum Classic Labs is one of the first incubators to support innovative projects on the Ethereum Classic Blockchain. The compatibility between the ETC network and the ETH network will accelerate development of the Ethereum Classic community and ecosystem.

ETC Labs reportedly pointed out both cryptocurrencies “grew from the same root” and that restoring compactivity will improve development and “allow for differences while reducing disruption.”

Seemingly reacting to the announcement, investors poured into Ethereum Classic as the cryptocurrency’s price jump 9% in a short amount of time after it was published. At press time, ETC is trading at $4.48 per token.