The Merge was chosen by Ethereum (ETH) developers in mid-September. This will be discussed during a conference call scheduled for July 14.
The developers discussed the steps required before the Merge could occur. Tim Beiko, the organizer of the meeting, suggested September 19.
Although this merge timeline is not final, it’s very exciting to see it come together. Please regard this as a planning timeline and look out for official announcements!https://t.co/ttutBceZ21 pic.twitter.com/MY8VFOv0SI
(@superphiz July 14, 2022
The date is not a binding deadline, but it serves as an informal roadmap.
Superphiz.eth tweeted that the date should not be considered a “planning timetable” and that the community should “watch out for official announcements.”
Many observers are not surprised by the September 19 suggestion. They expect the Merge will occur around that time.
Some people still remain skeptical about the date, and they expect another delay. One Twitter user joked that there wasn’t any mention of the year, and predicted that the Merge wouldn’t occur until 2050.
Notice how @benjaminion_xyz doesn’t mention the year. See ya in 2050!
(@Butta_eth July 14, 2022
The September date is also in doubt due to the delay by the developers of the Ethereum time Bomb.
Some developers demanded a deadline while debating whether to delay Ethereum’s time bomb. Beiko opposed this idea, claiming that the team was already under tremendous pressure.
Beiko stated previously that the Ethereum merger would take place between August and November, unless there was a significant event.
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, said something similar. If there are no issues, the Merge will take place in August. It can happen in September or October, however.
Shadow fork 9 Ethereum
Although the Merge date isn’t yet set, network upgrades continue as planned.
Recently, Ethereum Shadow Fork 9 went live. Paritosh, a DevOps engineer from the Ethereum Foundation, said that the developers tested updates and releases on the Sepolia fork, which is “a more intensive network”.
Shadow Fork 9 occurred on July 14th, earlier than expected. Paritosh explained that this was due to a “minor spike in hashrate which sped things up a bit” as well as the calculation error made by the developers when estimating the time.
Since the Shadow Fork was launched, there have been no issues. This sets the stage for Goerli’s testnet Merge. Goerli will be the last testnet merger before Ethereum’s mainnet switches over to a proof of stake consensus mechanism.
Merge CryptoSlate is September 19 for Ethereum developers
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