Ethereum's roadmap for 2022 and beyond!

Ethereum protocol updates in 2022, Beacon chain anniversary, Arrow Glacier network upgrade.

Ethereum's roadmap for 2022 and beyond!

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder & researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, shared the latest roadmap of Ethereum protocol development on Twitter. This is a thoughtful return gift by Vitalik to the Ethereum community on the first anniversary of the beacon chain launch .


Ethereum Roadmap

According to the roadmap, The Merge is the next big milestone followed by The Surge, The Verge, The Plurge & The Splurge.


It is amazing to see how fast Ethereum is growing in terms of protocol. Not only the proof of stake chain is a year old but also have successfully deployed it's first network upgrade, Altair.

Arrow Glacier

On the other side, Ethereum's proof of work chain has already deployed two network upgrades - Berlin, London and getting prepared for the last upgrade of the year 2021, the Arrow Glacier.

The Arrow Glacier network upgrade will deploy EIP-4345: Difficulty Bomb Delay to June 2022. This will push the difficulty bomb on the Ethereum PoW chain till Summer next year. The community expects to have "The Merge" activated on the mainnet before June 2022. You may learn more about this upgrade in a blogpost by Ethereum Cat Herders, a decentralized project management group for Ethereum.

Upgrade your node!

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