Ethereum Devs Successfully Complete Merge Shadow Fork With No ‘Client Incompatibility Issues’ – Technology Bitcoin News
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Next week or in about four days, The Merge is expected to happen and Ethereum will move from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). According to Ethereum developers, before the Paris update, programmers successfully completed the 13th and final shadow fork.
Ethereum’s 13th and final shadow fork is complete
On Friday, social media has been abuzz with talk about The Merge and Ethereum moving from PoW to PoS. Additionally, ETH developers and Ethereum research and design company Nethermind was revealed the last shadow fork is now complete. Essentially, a shadow fork is an update that is applied to an existing network version of Ethereum, and the public is usually unaware of the testing phase.
To date, ETH developers have implemented 13 successful shadow forks with the last shadow fork. “The transition on Mainnet-Shadow fork-13 (the last shadow fork before The Merge) was successful on all Nethermind nodes,” Nethermind researchers said on Friday. Additionally, there is a shadownet scanner, shadownet master network explorer, and shadownet Beacon Chain explorer to help with testing.
Bitcoin.com reported on a pre-merger update called Bellatrix on September 6, which was the last pre-merger transition before the Paris update. Paris triggers the merge, and when the last PoW block is mined, the next block is mined by the Ethereum validator. If the validator successfully mines that block, the merge is 100% complete.
“MSF13 merged earlier today, proof rate dropped to -97%,” Ethereum developer wrote after the shadow fork. “This was due to stale data on one node that I forgot to flush. The node thought it was on the wrong shadow fork. No other client compatibility issues were detected.”
When the shadow fork completes successfully on Friday, it will signal readiness for The Merge, and units running ETH software will need to upgrade. While some people celebrate the shadow fork, others criticized Ethereum and called it “centralized”. On Saturday the 13th, after the shadow fork, there was an exam discussed a lot on social media channels like Twitter and Reddit.
The merger will take place when the network reaches Total Terminal Difficulty (TTD) at a performance level of 5875000000000000000000. This is estimated to happen on September 14, 2022, about four days after this post is written.
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