The Ropsten testnet is now running the Ethereum London upgrade, which contains Proposal 1559. On June 30 and July 7, respectively, the Goerli and Rinkeby Networks will begin. Tim Beiko, the network’s engineer tweeted about the event.

EIP-1559 is a proposal to make Ethereum transactions more efficient by using a hybrid system of base fees and tips to more evenly incentivize miners in periods of high and low network congestion. 

The process of London renovation began with Ropsten and the mainnet will be launched in July. Two further upgrades will be finished before then. At block number 10499401, the EIP will go online. It alters the pricing model by introducing a new “base fee” mechanism that is determined automatically by the network rather than by the user.

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Depending on how full the block is at the time of the transaction, the base fee will adjust dynamically. Anthony Sassano, the founder of EthHub, published a tool that allowed users to see how much ETH was burned on the testnet.

Beiko stated that “After the testnet forks, we expect to run tests where we bombard the networks with transactions to ensure that everything is working smoothly. Once client developers are confident in London’s deployment across testnets, a block for the mainnet fork will be set. Because of the difficulty bomb, this realistically needs to happen in the next 300,000 to 400,000 blocks.”

The update will have a significant impact on the blockchain sector since it will transition Ethereum to a Proof-of-Stake mining mechanism, making the ecosystem more sustainable and resilient.

At publication time, Ethereum price is $1,976.13 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $21,050,281,551. Ethereum is down 1.85% in the last 24 hours. The fall in ETH prices has persisted, with no positive price momentum coming from the upcoming upgrade.

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