- Ethereum Developers Postponed “The Merge” Date Again
- The start of the transition is scheduled for September 15
- Estimated Mainnet TTD is 587.5 Billion T
- The next important step is the upgrade of the Bellatrix chain
Yesterday, August 18, the total difficulty of the Ethereum mainnet reached 587.5 billion T. In this regard, the development team has postponed the “merger” date. The final transition of the blockchain to proof of stake will take place on September 15th.
Despite the fact that the developers allow deviation from the schedule “even a week”, the experts consider these deadlines to be final. Prior to this, the global update was scheduled to take place at the end of September.
The estimate of the cumulative complexity of the network is also approximate. According to the developers, when mining blocks based on the proof-of-work (PoW) mechanism, it is difficult to derive an exact TTD indicator.
“We did it. The mainnet release is exciting,” said Tim Beiko, Ethereum Developer Coordinator.
The blockchain technical team summed up the work done during a teleconference on Thursday, August 18. Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, also attended.
The next big step is the Bellatrix chain update on September 6th. Only after that “on new tracks” will also be transferred to the Paris mainnet.
We previously reported that Ethereum could be censored by OFAC. Buterin called for depriving the shares of all validators who support this, and then burning the funds received.