Tim Beiko, a leading Ethereum developer working on “The Merge”, said on Twitter that the update will not be ready by June. Independent developers have checked the code and said they do not believe that “The Merge” will happen before 2023.
Recently, Tim Beiko assured us that this time (the second quarter of 2022) the update will definitely happen. But, after a couple of weeks, the leading Ethereum developer posted the following tweet:
You got it right, ladies and gentlemen, “The Merge” has been delayed again. Continuous postponements have already become a kind of joke in the Ethereum community. Tim Beiko promises this time that the update will be delayed for only a few months. But miners from the flexpool.io mining pool have much less optimistic expectations:
The mining team commented on Tim Beiko’s tweet in a discussion on r/EtherMining. The miners checked the code and ran nodes on the merge testnets. After that, the team stated that they do not believe that “The Merge” will happen before 2023.
Another delay may seem like something unpleasant, but in fact there is nothing wrong with such a trend. The Ethereum developers are working hard and taking their time, which is important for such a large update. In addition, according to the major advances of developers on the way to “The Merge”, it is clear that this time we are really at the finish line. Therefore, there is no need to hurry, it’s better to wait a little longer than to get a ‘half-baked’ product.