Christine Kim, an analyst at Galaxy Digital, the host of the Mapping Out Eth 2.0 podcast, shared the details of Ethereum’s latest ACD and the next steps on the road to The Merge.
- Seven “shadow forks” that can identify synchronization problems
- Seporia Marge is scheduled for July 6th
Yesterday, June 24, 2022, Ethereum’s All Core Devs Call # 141 summarized the results of the seventh “shadow fork” and suggested a solution to the node synchronization problem.
Seven “shadow forks” that can identify synchronization problems
Galaxy Digital analyst Christine Kim used Twitter to share a thread about the results of Ethereum’s All Core Devs Call # 141 meeting. According to the thread, the last “shadow forks” weren’t all loose due to node synchronization issues.
Summary of Ethereum ACD Call # 141 ?
Agenda: https: //t.co/py47USyiFf
Live stream: https: //t.co/tRkHVx9xZN
— Christine Kim (@christine_dkim) June 24, 2022
This means that more than 25% of network participants will drop out of consensus shortly after activating the merge, as a result of problems with the Erigon and Hyperledger Besu nodes.
In addition, some issues have been identified regarding the design of the “Bonsai Trees” data storage and the Nethermind-Teku client pair. Primarily, the problem was not related to the merge specification. Instead, the participating teams emphasized that they were not ready for the next upgrade.
As previously mentioned in U.Today, the first “shadow fork” was activated on the Ethereum (ETH) network in mid-April 2022. They update the network structure “in parallel” to the Ethereum (ETH) mainnet and have no impact. ETH is transferred in a meaningful way.
Seporia Marge is scheduled for July 6th
Kim added that all participating teams are fixing the problem to launch the eighth Shadow Fork next week.
She also shared the next important event in pre-merging preparation: the approximate timeline for activation on the Seporia testnet. The developers are “optimistic” and will launch The Merge on the second major test network on July 6, 2022.
Note that Seporia will be one of two testnets (along with Goerli) that will remain active after the launch of the Beacon Chain. Kiln, Rinkeby, and Ropsten testnets will be demoted.
Also, on June 29, Ethereum (ETH) is set to experience perhaps the last “difficulty bomb delay” in its history, as U.Today previously covered.