Ethereum developers begin finalizing Shanghai upgrade ‘shadow fork’ for testing and bug detection
As the cryptocurrency community awaits the upcoming Shanghai hard fork, a test environment named “Shadow Fork” has been launched by the core Ethereum developers to test the upgrade. This has been done after the developers announced a new test launch on 11 January 2023 after the Shanghai upgrade. This fork will serve to allow state withdrawal and is expected to be completed in March 2023.
According to Ethereum Foundation software developer Marius van der Wijden, the problems with the submitted fork began around 6:00 a.m. Eastern time on Monday morning, and according to his tweet, it started with some issues as the configuration was set correctly on Geth. was not properly implemented and the developers say so (we do not allow overriding of the mainnet config). The developer also added that for now the chain is properly finalized and let’s see if Potuz and I can break it down.
The cryptocurrency community is worried about the Beacon chain withdrawal, as there are 16,167,527 ETH within the validator contract that is currently locked and only a single hard fork can unlock the funds at stake, and Shanghai Upgrade is moving towards that target. Present as a means to pave the way. If we look at Beaconscan.com data, there are 504,765 verifiers as the number of verifiers has crossed the 5 lakh mark this year. The Merge marks almost 130 days since Ethereum transitioned from a Proof of Work blockchain to a Proof of Stake network. In addition to allowing beacon chain withdrawals, of course the developers are looking for a way to reduce the cost of gas for withdrawals. A public test net for the Shanghai upgrade is set to launch in the future, providing ample opportunity for the general public to test the features of the new software.