The Vergeltung gas height has been reached.
Gas heights are not designed to purge shitminers (Vergeltung onwards is immutable). They are to ensure people don’t accidentally mine/transfer on the wrong chain after updates, and to ensure they stay up to date with the latest version in case of security problems etc. Most currencies use some form of ‘voting’ to do this instead, and the result isn’t great (e.g. Monero has numerous dead chains and people often lose their coins because they don’t know there’s a new version). This is a brutal approach but probably the simplest, keeping a large number of people all running the latest version is bloody hard.
The code in the repo has been updated (a single line change), Linux users can simply do a
git pull and rebuild. Windows users: I’ll post Windows binaries later.
Pool miners: you don’t need to do anything.