After Ropsten and Sepolia, Goerli was the final remaining testnet scheduled to endure the merge, formally turning into a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain as of 1:45 am UTC, Aug. 11.

The Goerli testnet merge has been finalized with none main points at present, suggesting that there can be no delays to the tentative Ethereum Merge date set for Sept. 19.

Quite a few key devs and figures within the Ethereum ecosystem have taken to Twitter to share their enthusiasm over the profitable merge, resembling core dev Preston Van Loon and podcaster/ETH proponent Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) who bullishly famous to his 216,400 followers that “subsequent up is (lastly) the Ethereum mainnet!! The Merge is coming.”

Nonetheless some famous there have been minor points that had been additionally current within the earlier two testnet merges.

Ethereum developer Marius van der Wijden famous that there was some “confusion on the community as a result of two completely different terminal blocks and plenty of non-updated nodes” that slowed the method down barely, however acknowledged that issues had been wanting “fairly good” anyway.

Whereas lead Ethereum dev Tim Beiko additionally shared a screenshot as quickly as Goerli’s change to PoS went via.

There may be rising confidence now that the extremely anticipated Ethereum mainnet merge with the PoS-based Beacon Chain will undergo with out a hitch, on condition that Beiko beforehand acknowledged that the major upgrade will go through on (or near) his proposed date of Sept. 19 if the ultimate merge path runs went via efficiently.

In what’s being seen as one of many most significant upgrades in blockchain historical past, the Merge will considerably scale back Ethereum’s vitality consumption whereas bringing the community one step nearer to its long run scalability, safety and sustainability objectives.

As soon as the Merge is full, the subsequent main landmark would be the multi-phased sharding improve that can considerably improve the “distribution of information storage necessities, enabling rollups to be even cheaper, and making nodes simpler to function,” in response to Ethereum’s web site.

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Sharding primarily entails spreading the Ethereum database horizontally throughout shard chains, giving the community better capability whereas additionally taking the pressure off the core community.

The worth of Ether (ETH) has been on a meteoric pump within the lead as much as the Merge, with the worth gaining 72.2% over the previous 30 days to sit down at $1,890 on the time of writing.