ETH co-founder Vitalik Buterin says the merger could take place in August and there is also a ‘risk of delay’.

Following a statement from Ethereum developer Preston Van Loon at the Permissionless conference, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin further confirmed that The Merge is likely to happen in August. However, Buterin noted that there could still be delays and the merger could take place in September or October 2022.

Buterin said the merger could take place in August.

Recently, Vitalik Buterin said in ETH Shanghai Web 3.0 Developers Conference Ethereum’s co-founders have discussed the highly anticipated proof-of-stake (PoS) transition. Merge will be running on Ethereum’s testnet Ropsten after 18 June 2022.

city ETH At the Shanghai Summit, Buterin explained that the transition will be a major test for the entire Ethereum ecosystem. “This is going to be a major test that’s bigger than anything we’ve done before,” Buterin stresses. “With Proof of Work, we are turning a large traditional test network with many applications into Proof of Stake.”

ETH co-founder Vitalik Buterin says the merger could take place in August and there is also a 'delay risk'.
Ethereum roadmap including The Merge, The Surge, The Verge, The Purge and The Splurge.
  • Buterin also confirmed that the merger could go into effect by August as follows: ETH software developer Preston Van Rune I said the same thing at the Permissionless meeting. Buterin, however, avoided postponement, citing August.
  • “If there are no problems, the merger will take place in August,” said the co-founder of Ethereum. “But of course there is always the risk of problems. There is also the risk of delay. So September is possible, and October is possible,” Buterin added.
  • Meanwhile, The Merge is Ethereum’s first major upgrade following the London upgrade that implemented the ETH burn mechanism. Following The Merge, Ethereum will implement The Surge, The Verge, The Purge, and finally The Splurge.
  • Surge aims to improve scalability by leveraging: Zero Knowledge Rollup (ZK Rollup) through Sharding technology. Ethereum’s The Verge transition takes effect. buckle wood To achieve Statelessness using the Merkle proof upgrade.
ETH co-founder Vitalik Buterin says the merger could take place in August and there is also a 'risk of delay'.
As Vitalik Buterin said, “a node structure of a hexadecimal (16 children per parent) Verkle tree filled with 6 (key, value) pairs”. This is a blog post about the Verkle tree.
  • Add Spread EVM Simplification Track Eliminate historical data and technical debt according to the Ethereum roadmap. Finally, The Splurge revolves around “guitar but important extras”.
  • Buterin also talked about the Surge, saying that after these two upgrades (Merge & Surge) Ethereum will be a “great system”.

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Jamie Redman

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