The long-awaited London upgrade for the Ethereum network is edging closer as the code was deployed to the final testnet this week.
Ethereum’s London hard fork, which will usher in the EIP-1559 upgrade, has now been scheduled for August 4 following the launch on the Rinkeby testnet on Thursday.
Ethereum developer Tim Beiko posted the testnet update confirming that the code has now been successfully deployed to all three testnets.
And we are live https://t.co/a5blKgbZym
All three testnets have now successfully upgraded to London
Note: because of OpenEthereum being deprecated after London, a block hasn’t been set for Kovan yet, and it will likely upgrade after mainnet. https://t.co/rCnLDMjxZj
— Tim Beiko | timbeiko.eth (@TimBeiko) July 8, 2021
The mainnet launch will occur at block 12965000 which puts the estimated date at August 4. The first block was produced on the Ropsten testnet on June 24, and the Goerli testnet deployed the hard fork on June 30. Rinkeby is the final testing phase before the mainnet