After a successful Goerli test merge, Ethereum PoS migration still on schedule

By: Henry Felix

After a successful Goerli test merge, Ethereum PoS migration still on schedule

August 11, 2022 10:26 AM

A rising number of people are optimistic that the Ethereum Merger, scheduled for mid-September, won't be postponed after the Goerli Merge went smoothly.

There were no significant complications encountered during the Goerli testnet merge today, indicating that the projected Ethereum merge date of September 19 won't be postponed.


Preston Van Loon, a core developer, and podcaster and supporter of Ethereum Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x), who boasted to his 216,400 followers that "next up is (finally) the Ethereum mainnet!!," are just a few of the prominent developers and individuals in the Ethereum community who have rushed to Twitter to express their excitement over the successful merge. The Merge is on its way.



However, some people noted that the initial and subsequent testnet merges also had a few minor issues.


According to Ethereum developer Marius van der Wijden, despite some "confusion on the network due to two different terminal blocks and plenty of non-updated nodes," things were still going "quite well."


Tim Beiko, the principal Ethereum developer, also posted a screenshot as soon as Goerli's migration to PoS was complete.



Given that Beiko previously stated that the significant upgrade will occur on (or close to) his proposed date of Sept. 19 if the final merge goes through without a hitch, there is growing confidence that the highly anticipated Ethereum mainnet merge with the PoS-based Beacon Chain will proceed without a hitch.


The Merge will significantly lower Ethereum's energy usage while moving the network closer to its long-term scalability, security, and sustainability goals in what has been viewed as one of the most significant updates in blockchain history.

The multi-phased sharding upgrade, which will considerably improve the "distribution of data storage requirements, enabling rollups to be even cheaper, and making nodes easier to manage," will be the following big development after the Merge..