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Ethereum Undergoes Another Stress Test Ahead of Software Change

  • The shadow fork is designed to find more bugs ahead of launch
  • The test detected one bug, and has been deemed a success
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Ethereum’s network is inching closer toward its much-anticipated software upgrade known as the Merge, having just entered a key testing step.

Earlier Monday, Ethereum developers launched a so-called mainnet shadow fork, stress-testing the new upcoming software. The test uncovered at least one bug, but the deployment has mostly gone smoothly, and was “a huge success,” Ethereum developer Marius Van Der Wijden said in a Tweet.