September 27, 2022

Ethereum Developers Delay Activation of Difficulty Bomb

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The Ethereum team has decided to delay the activation of the “difficulty bomb” for two months. This was announced by lead developer Tim Beiko.

In May, Ethereum developers linked the timing of the main network transition to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm with an automatic increase in the block generation time on Proof-of-Work. According to Preston Van Loon, they plan to complete the “Merge” process in August before the “complexity bomb” is activated.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin during the Eth Shanghai virtual summit also called August the most likely time for the transition. However, he allowed the event to be postponed to September-October in case of “potential risks”.

Recall that in June, the Ethereum team successfully transferred the Ropsten test network to PoS.

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