The Ethereum Merge is all set to take place on September 15 as the Ethereum execution layer and consensus layer clients have rolled out the required updates. Two execution layer clients Go Ethereum and Nethermind found bugs in their Mainnet updates. However, the issues with the updates are now fixed and mainnet nodes can update with the latest changes.
Ethereum Merge All Set for September 15
Go Ethereum on August 24 has released a hotfix to its bugged update Geth v1.10.22 (Promavess). Ethereum client Go Ethereum has released Geth v1.10.23 (Sentry Omega), a stable Mainnet Merge update.
Anyone who has updated with the Geth v1.10.22 needs to roll back the chain and rerun the last 2 days. Thereafter, mainnet nodes need to upgrade with the Geth v1.10.23 (Sentry Omega) release. Moreover, an alternative is to resync after an update by deleting the “chaindata” folder.
“If you’ve already updated to .22, you will have to roll back your chain and rerun the last 2 days to ensure everything’s ok. More in the release notes. Sorry about this!”
The Geth v1.10.22 had a pruning regression bug that may have caused a problem with the Mainnet Merge.
Nethermind also discovered a bug in the release v1.14.0. But fixed the issue by deciding to switch to a strict stabilization phase before the Merge.
With both the Ethereum clients have fixed issues with the Mainnet Merge releases. The Merge is all set to happen on September 15 as Ethereum developers push for 58750000000000000000000 TTD to trigger on the decided date.
Ethereum Foundation Publishes Mainnet Details
The Ethereum Foundation has today published details on the Merge timing, client releases, and bug bounty bonus.
The Bellatrix upgrade will happen on the Beacon Chain at 11:34 am UTC on September 6. Node operators must update with consensus layer (CL) and execution layer (EL) client releases before September 6. Whereas, the Paris upgrade will happen on the execution layer on September 15.
Consensus layer clients are Lighthouse, Lodestar, Nimbus, Prysm, and Teku. Also, the execution layer clients are Besu, Erigon, Go Ethereum, and Nethermind.
In addition, all Merge-related bug bounties to receive a 4x bonus until September 8. Critical bug fixes will get up to $1 million.
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