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Ethereum is prepared for The Merge as the final shadow fork is successfully completed

Developers of Ethereum (ETH) have announced that the prerequisite shadow forks necessary for the eagerly awaited blockchain upgrade known as The Merge have been completed successfully.

Shadow forks assist programmers in stress testing synchronization hypotheses to guarantee network security during ongoing upgrades. On April 11, 2022, Ethereum engineers implemented the first shadow fork in response to The Merge.

Nearly six months after the last shadow fork, Mainnet-Shadowfork-13, the Ethereum research and engineering firm Nethermind declared that the transition was successful, indicating that the network was prepared to switch to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus method.

Among other features, the testnet gave Ethereum developers the chance to practice running nodes, deploying contracts, and testing the infrastructure. Shadow forks therefore enable developers to assess the effects of network upgrades in advance.

The community must update their Ethereum clients and execute the combination of an execution layer and consensus layer as part of the upgrade.

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