The newly released tentative dates for the much-anticipated Ethereum Merge is saying that the major upgrade is likely to occur earlier than September 19th, the previously estimated date.
In a tweet a couple of hours ago, Terence Tsao, an Ethereum protocol developer, revealed that Mainnet Bellatrix fork is expected on the 6th of September 2022, at 11:34:47 AM (UTC).
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Tsao tweeted, “Tentative Mainnet Bellatrix fork slot/time. Epoch: 144896 Time: 9/6/2022, 11:34:47 AM (UTC).”
It should be noted that Bellatrix is the consensus layer upgrade that prepares the Beacon Chain for the merge, since the Beacon Chain does not use blocks but slots.
In a follow-up tweet, Tsao said the major event, which is The Merge, is slated for 58750000000000000000000. This implies that the implementation of the merge may occur on the 15th or 16th of September 2022.
However, the Ethereum protocol developer warned that the dates estimated are not finalized yet. This means that unforeseen circumstances can still cause a change at the last minute.
Terence Tsao tweeted, “Tentative Mainnet TTD 58750000000000000000000. Note: nothing is final until it’s in client release, so do expect changes last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Tentative Mainnet TTD 👇
Note: nothing is final until it's in client release, so do expect changes last minute due to unforeseen circumstances https://t.co/PQ0YOKpk1u
— terence.eth 🦇🔊 (@terencechain) August 11, 2022
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Ethereum the Merge Final Testnet Launches
The much-awaited transition of the Ethereum blockchain from the proof-of-work (PoW) consensus algorithm to the proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism received a massive boost on Thursday following the launch of Goerli, the Merge’s final testnet.
In an announcement, Marius VanDerWijden, a developer working on Go Ethereum, said there were issues along the way, but things are currently under control, which implies that the testnet is now working smoothly.
Marius VanDerWijden tweeted, “And we finalized on goerli. There was some confusion on the network because of two different terminal blocks and lots of non-updated nodes, so we didn’t finalize earlier. We’re still looking into whats happening, but so far it looks quite good.”
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