A chain block maintenance feature for Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets, allowing users to perform maintenance on the network without affecting the overall network stability.
It is a simple feature that is currently in beta.
A few days ago, Ethereum Classic and Bitcoin Unlimited users began receiving an automated message from the Ethereum Classic wallet app.
When users click the link, they are greeted with a message explaining that an update is about to be sent to the Ethereum Block Chain Maintenance service.
In the message, Ethereum Chain Maintenance recommends upgrading to the latest version of the Ethereum Core 0.11.3 release.
While it might seem counterintuitive to perform an upgrade when a network crash occurs, Ethereum developers have used similar techniques to upgrade the Bitcoin network to address issues that were reported in the Bitcoin Core 0 and Bitcoin Classic 0.12.2 releases.
Bitcoin Core 0, which is the only Bitcoin software that is now considered stable, has a 0.1.4.0 release, and it was the first software update released since December.
The 0.13.0.0 and 0.14.0, which were released two months ago, also received maintenance releases.
As we mentioned earlier, Ethereum Block Maintenance offers a feature that lets users perform maintenance without impacting the network stability of their Bitcoin wallets.
The Ethereum Classic software upgrade will include a small security update.
The first time you perform a maintenance, the blockchain will automatically reconnect.
If you have an existing Ethereum Block maintenance account, it will automatically send you a confirmation email confirming that the update is active and you will receive the upgrade notification.
If you don’t have an Ethereum Blocktenance account, you can also perform a security upgrade by clicking the button on the confirmation email and clicking on the “Security Upgrade” button in the confirmation window.
As an Ethereum Classic user, you will be prompted to provide your email address when you first perform a new maintenance.
To continue performing maintenance, you must click the confirmation button in that email.
You can also click on the icon in the upper right corner of the email to save your current maintenance history and perform a future maintenance.
After you save your maintenance history, you may click on “Continue” on the next confirmation email.
Once you perform maintenance, your Ethereum Blockchain will automatically reestablish connection with the Ethereum network.
If the maintenance is performed correctly, the network will continue to be able to recover from network issues.
During the next maintenance, users will be asked to confirm the maintenance, and if they agree, the maintenance will be paused.
Once maintenance is completed, the Ethereum Network will be able download and update the Blockchain.
You can see the latest maintenance history by clicking on “Block Maintenance” in the “About” menu.
There are currently two maintenance versions available.
One maintenance version will automatically restart Ethereum Core as soon as maintenance is complete, while the other maintenance version has a 60-day grace period.
Once the Ethereum Blockchain is ready to download, users can click on a new button in a window that appears to the right of the Blockchain confirmation page.
This button will display the version of Ethereum Core that is installed on the Ethereum block chain.
From here, users should choose the version they are upgrading to and click the “Continue Upgrade” option.
When the upgrade is complete and the upgrade window appears, users may click “Apply” to begin the upgrade process.
Users should be able update their Ethereum Blockchains in about 10 minutes.
In order to use the Ethereum Chain maintenance feature, users must have an active Ethereum Block chain maintenance account.
You can verify your account at the following link: Ethereum Chain Maintenance Account: https://get.eth.org/accounts/Ethereum-Chain-Maintainance/The new maintenance will automatically begin once the blockchain is available for download.
After the maintenance period is complete the Ethereum blockchain will be downloaded and updated automatically, and users will have full access to their Ethereum wallets.