Go Ethereum announced the release of Geth v1.13.12, preparing the ecosystem for a major upgrade scheduled for March 13, 2024.
Geth v1.13.12 incorporates the Cancun mainnet fork number and marks a decisive step towards implementing a series of evolutionary Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs). The specification is open to the public for review and introduces pivotal changes that promise to improve the operational mechanisms of the Ethereum virtual machine.
Notable EIPs included in this update include:
EIP-1153: Introduction of temporary storage opcodes for optimized data handling.
EIP-4788: Incorporate beacon block roots within EVM to enhance interoperability between Ethereum and its beacon chain.
EIP-4844: Facilitate sharded blob transactions to enable sharding and improve scalability.
EIP-5656: Add new memory copy instruction MCOPY for more efficient data handling.
EIP-6780: Limit use of SELFDESTRUCT to the same transaction to improve system resiliency.
EIP-7516: Introduction of BLOBBASEFEE opcode to calculate base charges for BLOB transactions.
This release also resolves a critical bug related to Geth miner chip enforcement, making the network work more reliably.
With the Cancun upgrade, Go Ethereum offers updated Grafana dashboards for InfluxDB and Prometheus, allowing users to more accurately monitor network performance. This release includes various improvements, which can be found on the official announcement page on GitHub.
This Ethereum client update is a testament to the continued evolution of the Ethereum ecosystem and reflects the dedication of our developers to enhance the capabilities of the blockchain. These changes bring Ethereum one step closer to its vision of a more efficient, scalable, and interoperable network.
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