With the Istanbul fork scheduled for block 9.069.000 (a little over 5 days from now) being right around the corner, it's important we try to get as many nodes as possible updated.
According to https://ethernodes.org/istanbul, only ~35% of running Ethereum nodes are Istanbul-ready. Although the most important thing is that a majority of the miners have upgraded their nodes, which seems to be the case, we shouldn't forget to remind everyone that runs a node which isn't Istanbul-ready to upgrade their nodes, to make sure no syncing issues will occur.
Here's a list of node versions which are ready for the Istanbul fork:
- geth 1.9.7
- Parity 2.5.10
- Besu 1.3.4
- Nethermind 1.1.8
- EhereumJS 4.0.2
- Trinity 0.1.0-alpha.30 (warning: not fully ready)
- Aleth 1.7.1
Harmony/ethereumJ is deprecated and will not support Istanbul.
More information on the Istanbul fork: https://blog.ethereum.org/2019/11/20/ethereum-istanbul-upgrade-announcement/
Please update your nodes folks!