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Ethereum Developers Back Sept. 15 Target for Blockchain Software ‘Merge’

  • The ambitious software upgrade will reduce energy use
  • Timing of the Merge could yet change, based on mining support
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The core developers working on the much-anticipated software upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain firmed up Sept. 15 as the likely official date of the so-called Merge.  

This is likely the final forecast for the timing of the upgrade, which will make the network more energy efficient, according to a developer’s conference call Thursday. A tentative date range for mid-September was set at a developers’ meeting last week.