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eip title author type category status created
160
EXP cost increase
Vitalik Buterin
Standards Track
Core
Final
2016-10-20

Hard fork

Spurious Dragon

Parameters

  • FORK_BLKNUM: 2,675,000
  • CHAIN_ID: 1

Specification

If block.number >= FORK_BLKNUM, increase the gas cost of EXP from 10 + 10 per byte in the exponent to 10 + 50 per byte in the exponent.

Rationale

Benchmarks suggest that EXP is currently underpriced by a factor of about 4–8.

References

  1. EIP-160 issue and discussion: https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/160