Developers on the Polygon blockchain have proposed a new hard fork update to address gas fee increases and improve the security of blocks.
The update, proposed by Polygon Labs developers, is scheduled to happen on January 17.
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If the hard fork proposal is approved by the community, it will take place on January 17. With this update, it was stated that the performance and security of the blockchain will be increased.
The update is part of a wider initiative to improve the technical capabilities of the Polygon sidechain, including parallelization and Polygon zkEVM.
Polygon PoS runs parallel to Ethereum and is also home to giants such as Robinhood, Adobe, and Stripe, as well as projects such as Uniswap and Aave.
The initial goal of the hard fork is to make Polygon more secure against rebuilding. A chain refactoring, also known as a “refactoring”, happens by temporarily creating a new version of the blockchain, separating it from the previous version.
To address this problem, the developers plan to take measures to help reduce the time it takes to verify successful transactions. The update will reduce the chance of a secondary or tertiary validator stepping in and generating blocks, so refactoring will be less common.