A date has been announced for the pre-Merge merge
The 8th of June, 2022, has emerged as the date for the first part of the long-awaited Ethereum Merge. The Ropsten testnet merge, which is seen as a final test before the full Merge happens, will show developers how close they are to reaching this important milestone. But what is the Ethereum Merge and what will it achieve?
- Strong reports suggest the Ropsten merge will happen on 8th June. This will be a dress rehearsal for the main event and will give the Ethereum team the chance to run tests and simulations.
- Benefits of the Merge include faster and cheaper transactions, reductions in energy consumption for validations, deactivation of the Difficulty Time Bomb and a potential spike in the price of ETH.
- The Ropsten testnet is a sandbox network where developers can test their code and updates in a safe environment that won’t affect the Ethereum mainnet.
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