Ethereum Set to Undergo Another Major Upgrade on June 29; Here's What to Know

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13w ago2022-06-17

The Ethereum network is expected to undergo a scheduled network upgrade at block 15,050,000, or around Wednesday, June 29, 2022. This date is speculative, owing to block size, and could arrive sooner or later.

What is Gray Glacier?

The Gray Glacier network upgrade changes the parameters of the difficulty bomb, pushing it back by 700,000 blocks, or roughly 100 days. The difficulty bomb has been pushed back in five different network upgrades: Byzantium, Constantinople, Muir Glacier, London and the most recent Arrow Glacier network upgrade. Aside from that, Gray Glacier introduces no additional changes.

The Ethereum developer, Tim Beiko, is optimistic that the Gray Glacier upgrade could be the final delay to the difficulty bomb.