• Marius VanDerWijden, a core developer at Ethereum’s upcoming Shanghai-Capella upgrade, reported a bug found on testnet Zhejiang.
• Tim Beiko stated this bug can be easily patched and the developers will also be adding a Hive test for this case.
• The goal of the Zhejiang testnet is to stress test withdrawals and BLS, a digital signature scheme used to prevent forgery.
Ethereum Testnet Bug Found
Marius VanDerWijden, a core developer at Ethereum’s upcoming Shanghai-Capella upgrade, reported a bug found on testnet Zhejiang. VanDerWijden stated: The last 4 and a half stressful hours of debugging culminated in this amazing bug fix. We got reports that geth nodes wouldn’t sync the Zhejiang devnet correctly. The issue was that if a block body was empty (no tx, no withdrawals) we wouldn’t initialize it correctly.
Bug Can Be Patched Quickly
According to Ethereum’s core developer Tim Beiko, this bug can be „patched quickly.“ He also said it’s an „easy“ test for the developers. In addition, the developers will be adding a Hive test for this case.
Zhejiang Testnet Goal
The goal of the Zhejiang testnet is to stress test withdrawals and BLS, a digital signature scheme used to prevent forgery. In Ethereum’s testnet, the validators sign and attest blocks to ensure that all of them follow the consensus rules. Using a signature scheme like BLS can help to address this problem. Verifying those on-chain signatures may lead to more issues as the number of validators keeps increasing.
Ethereum is on the verge of the expected Shanghai-Capella upgrade, improving its computation, transactions, and validation of new blocks. Still, most importantly, it will allow validators to withdraw their ETH locked on the „Beacon Chain,“ the Proof-of-Stake blockchain launched in 2020.
Bullish Trend in Daily Chart
Ethereum continues its bullish trend in the daily chart with trading at $1,680 which represents 1% gain in 24 hours and 2% gain in 7 days according to TradingView data source . Ethereum continues to develop its network with Shanghai-Capella upgrade which could signify stronger foundation for its future and investors excitement around it which might bring new yearly highs soon enough..