Ethereum’s development coordinator Tim Beiko shared the announcements about the progress made by Ethereum (ETH) on its road to The Merge.

Ethereum (ETH) eyes The Merge activation on Goerli: Introducing Bellatrix

According to the official announcement shared by Ethereum’s main blog, Ethereum’s key Proof-of-Work (PoW) test network Goerli is set to merge with PoS testnet Prater.

This phase of testnet merge is poised to go live as a part of Bellatrix upgrade. Prater upgrade Bellatrix will go live at epoch 112260 which is expected to come on August 4, 2022.

Once this upgrade is activated, testnet Ethereum (ETH) will start its Goerli/Prater migration. As such, Goerli - the last major testnet of Ethereum (ETH) - will be merged with Prater between August 6-12, 2022.

As covered by GetBlock previously, Ethereum (ETH) nodes successfully activated The Merge in Sepolia testnet on July 6, 2022.

Wen mainnet?

Ethereum (ETH), a largest smart contracts platform and second blockchain by market capitalization, is putting the final touches to its hotly anticipated upgrade The Merge. Once this upgrade goes live, Ethereum (ETH) will get rid of its Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus; the network will replace mining by staking to be more eco-friendly and resource-efficient.

By August, 2022, Ethereum (ETH) activated The Merge in the majority of its stable and purpose-made testnets. Ethereum (ETH) developers set ‘tentative’ date for mainnet activation of The Merge at September 19, 2022.

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