Shadow Fork Final Episode Rehearsal Succeeded, The Merge Is Coming

The network’s 13th and final shadow fork executed successfully. This is the absolute ultimate rehearsal for a major and historic upgrade. As expected, The Merge will take place on September 13-15.

On September 9, the 13th shadow fork of the Ethereum mainnet seemingly went off without a hitch. Shadow forks are concentrated tests of certain portions of the merging that look for faults and simulate the process of changing the Ethereum mainnet’s underlying mechanism from the present proof-of-work mining model to proof of stake, which will put an end to mining on the network.

The network’s engineers have run test after test in the frantic lead-up to Ethereum’s much awaited merging to ensure everything goes without a hitch when the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization switches to proof of stake sometime next week.

On September 9, Ethereum successfully completed what its developers say is the absolute final dress rehearsal for the historic and massive upgrade, which is likely to occur between September 13 and 15.

Last week, during Bellatrix, a key pre-merge upgrade, the Ethereum network encountered some hiccups when its “missed block rate” spiked by some 1,700%. 

The missed-block-rate metric measures how frequently the Ethereum network fails to verify a block of transactions slated for validation. Typically, about 0.5% of blocks encounter this issue; in the hours following the Bellatrix upgrade, that figure surged to 9%. 

At the time of the Bellatrix upgrade, 26.5% of Ethereum’s nodes still had yet to upgrade their software. As of writing, that figure has lowered to 16,3%, per Ethernodes

Terence Tsao, an Ethereum core developer, told Decrypt that today’s shadow fork tested this missed block rate issue, and found it to be functioning “basically perfectly”.

The developers of Ethereum have consistently expressed confidence that the merging will happen according to schedule. The test runs have nevertheless persisted, possibly more so than anything else to give developers some relief.

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Shadow Fork Final Episode Rehearsal Succeeded, The Merge Is Coming

The network’s 13th and final shadow fork executed successfully. This is the absolute ultimate rehearsal for a major and historic upgrade. As expected, The Merge will take place on September 13-15.

On September 9, the 13th shadow fork of the Ethereum mainnet seemingly went off without a hitch. Shadow forks are concentrated tests of certain portions of the merging that look for faults and simulate the process of changing the Ethereum mainnet’s underlying mechanism from the present proof-of-work mining model to proof of stake, which will put an end to mining on the network.

The network’s engineers have run test after test in the frantic lead-up to Ethereum’s much awaited merging to ensure everything goes without a hitch when the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization switches to proof of stake sometime next week.

On September 9, Ethereum successfully completed what its developers say is the absolute final dress rehearsal for the historic and massive upgrade, which is likely to occur between September 13 and 15.

Last week, during Bellatrix, a key pre-merge upgrade, the Ethereum network encountered some hiccups when its “missed block rate” spiked by some 1,700%. 

The missed-block-rate metric measures how frequently the Ethereum network fails to verify a block of transactions slated for validation. Typically, about 0.5% of blocks encounter this issue; in the hours following the Bellatrix upgrade, that figure surged to 9%. 

At the time of the Bellatrix upgrade, 26.5% of Ethereum’s nodes still had yet to upgrade their software. As of writing, that figure has lowered to 16,3%, per Ethernodes

Terence Tsao, an Ethereum core developer, told Decrypt that today’s shadow fork tested this missed block rate issue, and found it to be functioning “basically perfectly”.

The developers of Ethereum have consistently expressed confidence that the merging will happen according to schedule. The test runs have nevertheless persisted, possibly more so than anything else to give developers some relief.

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