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What Went Wrong With The Ethereum London Hard Fork?

Ethereum blows over historical highs north of $3,000. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization just received a significant upgrade, which was implemented via the “London” Hard Fork.


This altered the network’s entire pricing structure and, according to some experts, drew new investors into the industry. As a result, the major cryptocurrencies by market capitalization have seen renewed upward momentum.


Ethereum Core developers discussed the hard fork and their plans for the future months in a recent teleconference. Tim Beiko, a core developer, detailed the main points covered on the call as well as the roadmap for the next six months.

Beiko stated in a prior article that the hard fork went “smoothly” overall. Client teams, on the other hand, emphasised certain components of the pre- and post-London processes.

First, the client teams complained about the “speed and lack of a clear success metric” for testnet to mainnet deployments. Ethereum client teams believe the process is “fast,” “slightly forced,” and lacks agility in responding to difficulties.


As a result, they presented four strategies to address this issue. To begin, developers and clients should agree on a specified time frame for a testnet to be declared successful and implemented on a mainnet.


Furthermore, they advocated that the path to be taken in the event of a problem or issue be pre-defined. Once a remedy has been applied, the testnet would need to operate for several weeks before it could be pronounced successful.

In addition to the above proposal, the client teams feel a “automated alert” mechanism may be built to operate if an issue is discovered on a testnet. Along with a “checklist of necessary infrastructure for testnet forks.”