Ethereum leading developers have tentatively approved the migration of the ETH blockchain to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm on September 19, 2022.
The final date will largely depend on the transition to PoS of the Goerli testnet, which is scheduled for next August 11.
According to the developers, two weeks before the “merge” process, the mainnet (The Merge) activates the Bellatrix upgrade.
The video conference of the team behind the Ethereum blockchain took place after the implementation of the ninth shadow hard fork in the mainnet. The testing is entirely dedicated to blocking the MEV feature, which allows PoW miners to earn additional income by reordering transactions.
According to the devs, the fork took place ahead of schedule due to the incorrect definition of TTD – the cumulative complexity of the network.