The Ethereum team conducted the Shanghai-Capella (Shapella) hard fork on the Goerli testnet. By words developers, it will be the last one before the update is activated on the main network.
15 epochs later, Goerli has finalized.
There was nothing wrong with the Client software. We just had to get the offline operators to upgrade. It was a good stress test.
On to the next one. mainnet! https://t.co/s573n5pC9f
— terence.eth (@terencechain) March 15, 2023
Previously, Shapella was activated on the Sepolia testnet. The hard fork includes changes to Ethereum consensus levels and execution. Its main goal is to open access to the withdrawal of ETH from staking.
During the update in Goerli, the team had problems – due to the low involvement of network members, the implementation of the hard fork took 15 eras. According to developer Tim Beiko, this is due to the lack of incentives for users to become validators, since “ETH [в тестнете] worthless”.
Deposits are being processed (https://t.co/CxYtPcGMCp), but it seems like several validators haven’t upgraded. looking into it 👀
One challenge with testnet validators is that given the ETH is worthless, there’s less incentive to run a validator/monitor it.
— timbeiko.eth (@TimBeiko) March 14, 2023
The Ethereum team has scheduled the mainnet activation of Shapella around mid-April.
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