The Merge will not be ready in June
The Merge will not be ready in June
Ethereum

The Merge will not be ready in June

By Vincenzo Cacioppoli - 15 Apr 2022

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There is no end to the rumours surrounding the highly anticipated launch of the new Merge update that will move ETH towards a cheaper sustainable and scalable PoS system instead of the current energy-intensive PoW.

The Merge update will not meet the June date

While a developer of the highly-anticipated new update had said in the past few days that the end date of late June for its release would be respected, now a developer on Twitter has stated that it is highly unlikely that the end of June will be the date of Merge‘s release.

Tim Beiko, the developer’s name, wrote two days ago on Twitter in response to a question from a miner:

“It won’t be June, but likely in the few months after. No firm date yet, but we’re definitely in the final chapter of PoW on Ethereum”.

In short, it seems that the problems encountered in recent months are not yet overcome and this is delaying the release of the expected update. According to a developer who has experienced some of the steps, the release of the Merge will not take place before 2023.

“It’s kind of a recurring theme in the ETH mining community how proof-of-stake has been ‘almost here’ for years, but this time it’s true that we’re getting closer to the end”.

He commented on Reddit.

The causes of the delay of the Merge

The problem is that the new delay could increase the loss of dApps and developers who in the past few months have abandoned the expensive blockchain to move to blockchains like Cardano, Avalanche and Solana that are cheaper, faster and scale better than Ethereum.

With the great development of DeFi and NFTs, the demand for fast and cheap blockchains has grown by leaps and bounds. Ethereum still maintains the leadership with about 80% of the market. But in the last year it has reportedly lost more than 10% of the market.

This is all to the benefit of blockchains such as Cardano, Solana and Polkadot, which in 2021 were among the cryptocurrencies with the highest gains due to their ability to attract DeFi and NFT projects, to the detriment of Ethereum

Vincenzo Cacioppoli

Vincenzo was born in Genova but lived most of his life in Milan. He has a degree in political science. He is a journalist, blogger, writer, and marketing and digital advertising expert. After a long experience in traditional marketing, he started working with the web and digital advertising in 2011, creating a company called Le enfants. Passionate about the web and innovation, in 2018 he started exploring the topics related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Independent cryptocurrency trader since March 2018, he now collaborates with companies in the sector as a content marketing specialist. In his blog. mediateccando.blogspot.com, he has long been primarily focused on blockchain, which he considers to be the greatest technological innovation after the Internet. His first book about blockchain and fintech is scheduled for release in November.

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