On January 23, Charles Hoskinson, the Founder of IOHK and the co-founder of Ethereum, made an announcement pertaining to two communities, the Ethereum and Ethereum Classic community.
He announced on Twitter:
“Mantis now fully supports Ethereum: https://github.com/input-output hk/mantis/tree/phase/release2_0 … Let me know what you think”
The announcement related to ETC Mantis client was made in the year 2017. The client is created from the scratch with the Scala programming language, and by the IOHK developers team dedicated to Ethereum Classic, Team Grothendieck. The main agenda of Mantis is to have a client for Ethereum classic, from scratch.
In their official announcement on Github, the team has stated that Mantis 2.0 will be focusing on the improvement of general performance and introducing complete network support for Ethereum. This new version was tested on the latest version of Windows and macOS, prior to the release.
The team further stated that this version provides support for CPU mining, peer discovery, fast sync, regular sync, Moreden and Ropsten testnets and private network, Ethereum classic and Ethereum networks, and ethminer integration.
adamaid_321, a Redditor said:
“Exciting – great to see another client out there and bonus points for using a (somewhat) functional language”
GoAwayStupidAI, another Redditor explained the whole update as:
“For a robust system multiple independent implementations of the same specification are valuable. Essentially this is reproducing the science. This is a new implementation of the ethereum specification. Which means it’s a wallet and full node for the ethereum network that behaves the same as other wallets and full nodes.”
He further said:
“In addition to providing valuable reproduction of science: by choosing Scala this enables applications written in Scala to use this as a library. (and other JVM languages to a degree) which will enable the development of more ethereum applications.”
In October, Ethereum Foundation made an announcement regarding their relationship status with the Ethereum Classic community, which had been shaky ever since the chain split caused by the DAO hack. The Foundation stated that they want to make peace with the community, and announced a donation of 15,000 ETC to Ethereum Classic Cooperative. During the same announcement, they also stated that IOHK’s Matis will be supporting Ethereum [ETH] as a part of the peacemaking.
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