Merge ready: Ethereum completes Last Shadow Fork before moving on

Days before the estimated date of Ethereum’s transition to Proof-of-Stake (PoS), the protocol went through its final shadow fork.

  • Ethereum research and engineering firm Nethermind took to Twitter to reveal that the network went through its last shadow fork before The Merge.

The transition into Mainnet-Shadowfork-13 (the last shadow fork before the merge) was a success for all Nethermind nodes!

The transition into Mainnet-Shadowfork-13 (the last shadow fork before the merge) was a success for all Nethermind nodes!💪# merge # Ethereum # O Lord #MSF13 pic.twitter.com/sddPPwSR1u

– Nethermind September 9, 2022

  • Merger is the result of many years of research and development and is a very complex process. Shadow forks are designed to help developers test synchronization assumptions in an effort to control network security during irreversible upgrades.
  • Meanwhile, 84% of Ethereum nodes are rated “Merge Ready,” according to data from EtherNodes.
  • Current estimates based on the hash rate put the event date as September 15.

After a ready merge: Ethereum completes the Last Shadow Fork before the transition debuts on CryptoPotato.

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