Shadow Fork of Ethereum started: a historic event for ETH

Shadow Fork of Ethereum

On April 9, tests began on the Ethereum mainnet. The Ethereum Shadow Fork is already showing various results, accumulating a figure of more than 2 million transactions, with an average of 14-13 seconds per block; according to the block exploration page.

It should be noted that this is a fact that will mark a before and after in Ethereum; As mentioned by Van Der Wijden, developer of Ethereum, the Shadow Fork is a historical event, which will allow knowing the possibilities of Ethereum with a PoS system.

Study, launch and evaluation of results

For the past few months, Ethereum developers have been studying the process required to launch a PoS or “Proof of Stake” consensus mechanism. The transaction costs and the slowness in them have been a problem that must be solved.

After a long time working, yesterday, April 10, the tests began on each of the existing Ethereum networks. This will be very useful, as it is a process that will allow developers to evaluate the assumptions they have made; the synchronization of the users, and the growth that it can have; Parithosh Jayanthi, an Ethereum developer, explained on Twitter.

In addition, it is expected that with the integration of participants, and not miners, the network can continue to scale; there is a reduction in the energy required for the network to work, and in addition, there are lower transaction costs.

The benefits achieved with the integration of the new consensus mechanism will allow many DEVs to return to the Ethereum networks since they previously migrated to other blockchains in search of better alternatives. If it happens, the prices of the cryptocurrency could rise considerably.

The Shadow Fork of Ethereum is the starting point to start a new stage

As Wijden mentioned, we think the Shadow Fork is a milestone for the community. For although they have been talking before about using the Kiln Fusion Testnet to experiment with nodes and the community, the Shadow Fork goes further.

This is because it will not only allow users in the community to test or implement contracts. Also, with this type of test, the network can be subjected to high levels of saturation, and thus evaluate more details.

And despite the fact that not all the expected validators have yet been found, the figures are above the minimum required for their operation.