Ethereum core developer Tim Beiko’s commitment for a tentative date for Ethereum Merge now seems almost confirmed. On August 11 at 1:45 am UTC, the Goeril testnet merge was successfully completed. The anticipated date of the Ethereum Merge now seems to be September 15.
According to the report, Goeril was the third and last testnet to merge that transit the network into a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus on a trial basis.
Ethereum core developer, Tim Beiko spread good tides about the success of the Goeril testnet merge by posting a screenshot of pandas with ‘POS ACTIVATED’ on the coding page.
Ethereum Merge will be obtained through two sequential upgrades, Bellatrix and Paris. Among these two, the Paris upgrade will mark the end of the Ethereum Merge.
During the Consensus Layer Call on August 11, Ethereum core developers agreed on the tentative date, September 6 to reach the 144896 epoch for the Bellatrix upgrade. For the Paris upgrade, they are seeing September 15 to hit a Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD) of 58750000000000000000000.
However, these dates are not confirmed yet, as they are tentative because of possible fluctuation in block times and hash rate in upcoming days.
Ethereum Merge is the most promising project in blockchain history that will reportedly cut down the 99% energy consumption required to run the network. Miners will no longer be required to run and maintain the network after the Ethereum Merge. The same will be managed by validators.