Ethereum’s ‘London’ hardfork set to go live on testnets starting June 24th
June 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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According to the Ethereum Foundation's Tim Beiko, the London hard fork will be live on three Ethereum testnets before the end of next month.
The hotly anticipated “London” Ethereum hardfork now has a set block height for three Ethereum testnets — a key penultimate step towards a full mainnet launch.
In a blog post on the Ethereum Foundation’s website, Ethereum core developer Tim Beiko wrote that the Ropsten, Goerli, and Rinkeby testnets now have set block heights at which London will go live, with Ropsten expected to be the first at block 10499401, or sometime on June 24th.
Once the upgrade has successfully been activated on these networks, a block will be set for the Ethereum mainnet and be communicated on this blog and in other venues,” Beiko wrote.
The London hard fork upgrade includes five Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) upgrades, but the star of the show is EIP-1559.
The upgrade is considered to be one of many bullish catalysts on the horizon for Ethereum, not least of which is the ETH 2. 0 upgrade.
Network upgrades in a blockchain require cooperation and communication with the community, as well as with the developers of the various Ethereum clients in order for the transition to go smoothly. ”