With Goerli’s merger continuing to be successful, there is growing confidence that there will be no further delay to the Ethereum merger scheduled for mid-September.
After Ropsten and Sepolia, Goerli was the last remaining testnet slated to undergo the standardization process, officially becoming a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain as of August 11 01:45 UTC.
The Goerli testnet merger completed today without any major issues, indicating that there will be no delay to the initial Ethereum merge date set for September 19th.
Several developers and key figures in the Ethereum ecosystem have taken to Twitter to share their excitement about the successful merger, for example core developer Preston Van Loon and sassal0x podcaster/ETH advocate Anthony Sassano on Twitter, positively to his 216,400 followers “(finally) on Ethereum main There is a network!! The merger is coming.”
However, some have pointed out minor issues that were also present in the two previous testnet mergers.
Ethereum developer Marius van der Weijden noted that there was “a network mess due to two different terminal blocks and a large number of out-of-date nodes” which slowed down the process a bit, but noted that everything looked “pretty good.”
Lead Ethereum developer Tim Beiko shared a screenshot as soon as Goerli moved to PoS.
Given that Beiko has previously stated that the major upgrade will occur on (or close to) the proposed date, there is growing confidence that the upcoming PoS-based Beacon Chain and Ethereum mainnet will merge seamlessly. 19, if the last join path ran successfully.
Hailed as one of the most significant upgrades in blockchain history, Consolidation will significantly reduce Ethereum’s energy consumption while bringing the network one step closer to its long-term goals of scalability, security, and sustainability.
Once the consolidation is complete, the next major milestone will be a multi-phase hash upgrade, which will “significantly increase distributed data storage requirements, make pools cheaper, and make it easier to run nodes,” according to the Ethereum website.
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Fragmentation basically involves spreading the Ethereum database horizontally in shard chains, providing more capacity to the network while also reducing the load on the underlying network.
The price is up 72.2% to $1,890 in the past 30 days.