‘Plenty of Time’: Parity Rep Says Startup Won’t Push for Emergency Fork

Parity Technologies is not pushing for an immediate hard fork to recover millions in ether funds locked up after a vulnerability was triggered.

Days after a developer “accidentally” deleted a code library for the Parity wallet, Afri Schoedon, technical communications lead at the startup, said the issue may be addressed at a later date – possibly as part of the already planned ethereum upgrade Constantinople, set for 2018.

It’s a notable statement, in that up to $152 million in ether – some being the business and customer funds of some high-profile initial coin offering (ICO) issuers – is locked up where owners can’t access it. Yet, it points to the greater controversy over hard forks, with some arguing an emergency hard fork (as was executed last year after the collapse of The DAO) would be a company “bail-out.” […]

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