Summary: Ethereum’s 10th shadow fork went live yesterday, 26 hours earlier than expected, as the network inches closer and closer to the highly anticipated mid-September merge from a proof-of-work consensus to a proof-of-stake consensus, according to GitHub data.  Yesterday’s shadow fork occurred at 11:45 UTC when Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD) was overridden at 54,892,065,290,522,348,390,492 at block ...

Ethereum’s 10th shadow fork went live yesterday, 26 hours earlier than expected, as the network inches closer and closer to the highly anticipated mid-September merge from a proof-of-work consensus to a proof-of-stake consensus, according to GitHub data

Yesterday’s shadow fork occurred at 11:45 UTC when Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD) was overridden at 54,892,065,290,522,348,390,492 at block 15217902.

This announcement comes a little less than two weeks after Etheruem’s ninth shadow fork went live, when Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD) was overridden at 53945568722258575228928. 

The third and final testnet merge, Goerli, is expected to happen on August 10. From there, the network will be roughly a month out from finalizing the Merge

Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s co-founder, recently boasted that Ethereum will be able to process 100,000 transactions per second, at the end of this road map, in a presentation he gave at Ethereum Community Conference in Paris. In addition, it is believed that the Merge will make the network 99.5% more environmentally friendly. 

Author: Tyler Irvin