My name is Jesse Lund and I’m the VP Blockchain & Digital Currencies at IBM. I lead IBM’s blockchain market development, digital currency strategy, solutions, engineering, and client engagement for banking and financial services. Ask Me Anything about digital assets, tokens, crypto and blockchain and I’ll answer via livestream with /u/CryptosRUs at [http://bit.ly/2PGvn1e](http://bit.ly/2PGvn1e)
In the Ethereum Dev call from 19.10.18 the consensus was to delay the Hardfork deployment from End of November to January or end of January.
Reasons for that were the still ongoing tests , especially the manual tests that are not completed yet. Also the release of the client is planned to be a month before the Hardfork goes live on the mainnet and not like in past Hardforks right before mainnet release.
The Ethereum devs feel like not putting pressure for a earlier release, but having a thoroughly tested and planned Hardfork deployment.