The Berlin update on the Ethereum network is scheduled for block 12,244,000, which will be mined around April 14th. Its activation on the Ropsten testnet is scheduled for March 10, developer Tim Beiko said.
Berlin is coming
The next @ethereum upgrade is going live soon – in two days on the first testnet, and April 14th on mainnet. Read all about it here https://t.co/A3eYYFZq3X and keep an eye out for other projects’ cross-posts coming out shortly
– Tim Beiko | timbeiko.eth (@TimBeiko) March 8, 2021
Node owners are advised to update their software a few days before the expected hard fork. TurboGeth and EthereumJS clients will only support Berlin on the mainnet.
Ether holders will not be required to take additional actions in the absence of instructions from the services that store the coins.
The final version of Berlin contains four proposals for improving Ethereum, including changes to the gas price calculation algorithm ( EIP-2565 and EIP-2929 ), as well as new types of transactions ( EIP-2930 and EIP-2718 ).
The final version of Berlin did not include the EIP-1559 proposal , which implies burning part of the transaction fees.
It divided mining pools into two camps . Ethermine and SparkPool opposed it, which together with a number of other participants provide 60% of the network hashrate.
Recall that in February, the income of Ethereum miners from transaction validation jumped by 122.1% compared to January. The share of commissions received was 52.9% of total revenue, which reached a record $ 1.36 billion.