Developers were targeting the end of March for the next major update on Ethereum, Shanghai allowing the withdrawal of ethers in staking. The latest consensus estimate between the teams of ethereum developers plans to roll out the upgrade Shanghai on the Goerli testnet on March 14. No firm date for the eventual hard fork mainnet has yet been fixed, but the downstream effects of the agreed timetable are likely to postpone the final deployment of Shanghai a few weeks, i.e. at the beginning of the April, have meant the developers. The report.
Ethereum: Shanghai hard fork delayed by about two weeks
“For the mainnet, we generally aim for at least two weeks after the announcement”, said developer Tim Beiko. “So imagine Goerli happening on the 14th, everything goes well, on the 16th we agree to go ahead with the mainnet – I think in that case as soon as possible (for the mainnet) would be the first April week, basically“. Other developers fromAll Core Devs, indicated that the second week of April was more likely. Updates ofEthereum were often planned and then delayed, including The Mergeas the stakeholders involved in the process are usually happy to take a cautious approach rather than rush things.
Avoiding mistakes is key when making major changes to a nearly $200 billion network. “All major upgrades are complicated, and the more testing the better”, said Mr. Acheson. As a result, investors who placed their ethers (ETH) in staking will have to wait a little longer to withdraw them.
The Goerli testnet should be put to the test this week
THE developers deployed the fork shapella on the test network sepolia on February 28, 2023. Unlike GoerlySepolia is a permissioned testnet that allows only approved entities to operate validation nodes. The team plans to make more announcements in the middle of this week, assuming the developers can release the software customer on Goerly, Start of the week. The group noted that node operators need one to two weeks to update their clients. The network of Goerli-test was the first testnet to support multiple clients Ethereum.
Developers can test smart contracts on Goerli using a cryptocurrency of testnet called GoETHavailable on faucets. The game of GoETH faucets has given rise to speculation that Goerly may soon be retired in favor of a new testnet holli.
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