Shapella is an upcoming Ethereum upgrade that aims to enable staked ETH withdrawals from the Beacon Chain. It is scheduled to be activated on the Ethereum network at epoch
194048, i.e., 22:27:35 UTC on April 12, 2023. Ethereum's core developers discussed the Shapella Upgrade in detail during the recent All Core Devs Call.
- Shapella Progress
- Erigon 2.42.0
- Upcoming Client Updates
- Final Testing & Preparations
- EIP Status Updates
The Ethereum Foundation made an announcement earlier this week, which included all the client releases compatible with the upgrade, EIPs, and other information related to the upgrade. The activation of ETH withdrawals is a key highlight of the upgrade. Ethereum node operators are advised to update their nodes to the latest client versions as listed in the Ethereum Foundation's blog post. We recommend that our readers check out the EW team's video on ETH withdrawals below.
Erigon 2.42.0 has been released. Node operators using Erigon should update to this version.
new release: https://t.co/id880S7AA2 pic.twitter.com/KqUnqfRT9P— erigon.eth (@ErigonEth) March 28, 2023
Upcoming Client Updates
Prysm and Lodestar are expected to release optional updates before the Shapella mainnet activation. However, the current versions listed in the announcement are already compatible with Shapella.
Hey Lodestar users! We have just released `v1.7.1` which includes a hotfix to solve an issue being experienced mostly by users on the **Goerli** testnet in relation to checkpoint syncing: https://t.co/HyAIFXfjAo— Lodestar (@lodestar_eth) March 30, 2023
The Nethermind team is planning a 'monster release' with several new features after the Shapella upgrade. They have delayed these updates to minimize the risks associated with the Shapella launch.
We are delaying @nethermindeth Ethereum Client 1.18 version to go post-Shanghai, just to have the best stability on the fork...— Łukasz Rozmej (@URozmej) March 29, 2023
But man that version will be HUGE and with lots of very important improvements and fixes.
That being said we will ship those all through the year!
Final Testing & Preparations
The final mainnet shadow fork for testing Shanghai clients is scheduled for next week. EVM fuzzing has started across EL clients to ensure the stability of the upgrade.
EIP Status Updates
Pooja Ranjan from the Ethereum Cat Herders group reminded EIP authors, whose EIPs are included in Shanghai, to update the relevant code repositories on GitHub to reflect the final status of their code changes from proposed or in draft to a status of finalized and implemented.
Alex Stokes has merged the PR to update EIP-4895, i.e., to add the mainnet timestamp for the Shanghai fork
The Next ACDE Call is scheduled for April 13, right after Shapella uograde.
- Shapella Testing
- Upcoming Changes to Ethereum Blockchain
- Readiness of the Capella Upgrade
- How Warm COINBASE helps in Gas Cost Reduction?
- How Layer 3 in Future will look like?
- The Future of Ethereum Goerli Testnet
- ETH Withdrawals: Everything You Need to Know
- Client Diversity
- Reth: Ethereum Execution Layer Client Written in Rust
- Sign-In with Ethereum: EIP-4361
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