When the last shadow fork completes successfully, Ethereum is ready for integration.

Ethereum (ETH) developers have confirmed that they have successfully completed the prerequisites – shadow forks – for the most anticipated blockchain update, integration.

Shadow forks help developers test synchronization assumptions to ensure network security during constant updates. In light of The Consolidation, Ethereum developers implemented the first shadow fork on April 11, 2022.

In six months, Ethereum research and engineering company Nethermind has confirmed that it has succeeded in Mainnet-Shadowfork-13 – the last shadow fork – which shows that the network is ready to move to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus method. .

Testnet allowed Ethereum developers to practice cross-platform, deploy contracts and test the infrastructure, among other activities. As a result, shadow forks allow developers to identify the implications of network updates before they occur.

As part of the update, the community will need to update their Ethereum clients and integrate the execution layer and consensus layer.

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Alexander Höptner, the CEO of the crypto exchange BitMEX, pointed out that it is important to pay attention during the Ethereum update to avoid service interruptions.

Hauptner told Cointelegraph:

“You have to be fair, let’s say, stay awake and see what happens. There is an opportunity for high volatility. And so you need to make sure your services are up and running. […] We don’t expect major disruptions outside of volatility.

The CEO went on to say that the success of the merger depends on the support of the community.