At this moment, preparations are being made to fork Goerli: the final Ethereum testnet before mainnet changes from PoW to PoS. The Merge is fast approaching. Since the 2014 white paper release, the community and broader ecosystem have been eagerly anticipating Proof of Stake. At last, the PoS Beacon Chain is expected to replace PoW in mid-September 2022.
For over two years now, EIP-1559 has been in active development. In that time, dozens of people and over five development teams have worked to specify, audit, implement, test and communicate this highly-anticipated upgrade to Ethereum’s fee market.
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