We have exciting news to share about the recent upgrade to the Goerli Testnet! On February 19th, the Shanghai Upgrade was executed, which involved a critical fork to the existing network. While there were a few issues during the process, the upgrade was ultimately successful and promises to bring significant improvements to the Goerli Testnet.
Overview of the Shanghai Upgrade
The Shanghai Upgrade is a critical fork to the Goerli Testnet, which is a widely used Ethereum test network. The upgrade was executed to address several issues related to the network’s stability and performance. The key features of the Shanghai Upgrade include:
- A new consensus algorithm, known as the Geth1.10 consensus engine
- Implementation of new rules for block gas limits
- Enhanced support for high-performance transactions
The new consensus engine is a significant improvement over the previous version, as it brings several performance and stability improvements to the network. Additionally, the new block gas limit rules ensure that the network is more robust and secure, while also improving transaction speeds.
Issues Faced During the Upgrade
Although the Shanghai Upgrade was ultimately successful, it did face a few issues during the process. Specifically, there were a few instances of nodes being unable to sync with the network, which caused some disruptions. However, the development team quickly addressed these issues and ensured that the upgrade proceeded as planned.
Overall, the Shanghai Upgrade is a major step forward for the Goerli Testnet, as it addresses many of the longstanding issues with the network’s performance and stability. With the new consensus engine and block gas limit rules in place, the network promises to be more reliable and efficient than ever before.
In conclusion, the Shanghai Upgrade to the Goerli Testnet is an important milestone for the network’s development. With the implementation of new consensus rules, block gas limits, and support for high-performance transactions, the network promises to be more stable, secure, and efficient than ever before. While there were a few hiccups during the upgrade process, the development team addressed them quickly and ensured that the upgrade proceeded as planned. Overall, we are excited about the future of the Goerli Testnet and look forward to seeing how it evolves in the coming months and years.