Showing posts with label ethereum update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ethereum update. Show all posts

It's FINALLY Confirmed: When Ethereum's Highly Anticipated Upgrade Will Go LIVE...

Ethereum 2.0 London Update Date

Ethereum developers have informed us that the test run, which has been running on the Ropsten testnet for the last 3 weeks, is officially being called 'a success'.

Known as the 'London' update - this is considered by many as the most important update to Ethereum since it's creation.

Important For One HUGE Reason - This Should Solve The Problem Of High Fees...

'London' is actually a package of five different updates (AKA EIPs - Ethereum Improvement Proposals) among them is EIP 1559 which  changes the way commissions are paid on the network, where each transaction will pay a base commission (a part of this fee will be burned) and the tip figure for miners is established.

Miners aren't so excited, they claim that their income could be reduced - but their crying is music to the ears of any user who has been paying absurd fees for months.  The miners had a run of inflated fees they should never have expected, and while I'm sure it was a great time to be an ETH miner, it obviously was something that wouldn't and couldn't last forever. 

Better Late Than Never...

This has taken way too long. I say this as someone who could easily do 20 transactions on the Ethereum blockchain on a normal week, between trading and dApps - so I'm not some 'hater' spreading FUD, or shilling for some competing blockchain. 

I've shared my frustrations on how long this was taking in a previous report, and it was doing research for that report when I realized the reason I felt like I had been waiting for so long, is that I actually was.

I looked back to when rising fees first became a concern, and found posts made in 2018 where Ethereum developers were discussing the problem of high fees - which at the time was $0.74 cents, a price we'd celebrate today. 

But back then, that $0.74 cents was worthy of an urgent response "As the number of transactions on Ethereum keeps going up and up, we have no time to lose" said one developer.  

If there was 'no time to lose' in 2018, there's no way around it - you're pathetically slow if you don't deliver until 2021. 

So - When Is It Happening?

The London update will go live along with block 12,965,000 being processed - we're on block 12,833,326 right now. 

Assuming Ethereum transactions maintain their current average - we're looking at Thursday Aug 5th, around 2:00am Los Angeles time.  But it's probably best to just think anytime between Aug 2nd and Aug 7th.


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Author: Ross Davis 
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