Ethereum Developers Fix Shapella Bug, No Delays Expected in Sepolia Upgrade
The Ethereum (ETH) core devs are continually discussing ways to enhance the overall user experience of decentralized applications (Dapps) operating on the mainnet. The Ethereum blockchain network has drawn over 1600 decentralized apps, such as blockchain games, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), and decentralized financial networks, since the invention of smart contracts (DeFi). Examples of the most prominent Ethereum-based decentralized applications are Uniswap V3, AAVE Protocol, Curve Finance, OpenSea NFT platform, and MetaMask digital wallet.
The Ethereum core coders are eager to continue fixing the blockchain for scale and productivity due to the immature state of blockchain technology and its rapid usage in various countries. Furthermore, the Ethereum blockchain network rules in terms of total value locked (TVL), which is anticipated to be cashable following the Shanghai update.
Tim Beiko, a key worker of Ethereum, mentioned in the weekly Ethereum talks that Marius VanDerWijden discovered a Shapella flaw that appeared during complete sync for empty blocks. Due to the fact that other Ethereum workers had mentioned identical problems, Beiko suggested that the core team was optimistic it could be patched swiftly. Marius observed.
“The last four and a half hours of arduous troubleshooting resulted in this incredible problem repair. We received complaints that geth nodes failed to synchronize with the Zhejiang devnet. If a block structure was vacant (no transactions, no transfers), we wouldn’t really start it properly.”
Teams didn't feel like this should affect the timeline for the Sepolia upgrade, so we're still on for Feb 28, 4am UTC. https://t.co/gbC6MyARlg
Expect client releases and a blog announcement early next week 😄
— timbeiko.eth (@TimBeiko) February 16, 2023
Importantly, Beiko noted that the coders did not believe the reported Shapella problem would delay the planned February 28 Sepolia update. The Zhejiang, Sepolia, and Goerli reports conclude in the anticipated March Shanghai release. Importantly, the Shanghai update is anticipated to include alterations to the network, such as the capability to extract more than 16 million pledged ethers.