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Ether Jumps Before Likely Final Test for Major Software Upgrade

  • Developers may set date for when Ethereum undergoes the Merge
  • Parties are already being planned for successful Goerli test
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Ethereum Developers Set September Target for Software Update

Ether jumped as much as 9% amid optimism over what is being touted as the final test before the much-anticipated software upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain network. 

The native cryptocurrency of the most important commercial blockchain has surged about 67% since digital-asset prices bottomed in June. It has outperformed crypto market benchmark Bitcoin, which has increased around 15% during the same period.