Officially: Berlin Hard Fork Again Postponed Indefinitely
The hard fork in the Ethereum blockchain network, called Berlin will be postponed an indefinite period due to the need to finalize updates.
Failure on the finish line
Just a couple of weeks ago, crypto developer Hudson Jameson shared some good news with the Ethereum community. He wrote on his Twitter that the work was coming to the end and things were going smoother than ever.
“By mid-next week we will have final specifications and decisions on 3 EIPs that may be going in. We are creating the first "ephemeral testnet" called YOLO”
The other day, there was a final conference call of blockchain developers and it turned out that they could not start the test network within the specified deadline since some EIPs were simply not entered into the system.
YOLO - Berlin fork preview
According to the plans of the developers, YOLO was supposed to be a test net that would work for six weeks right before the hard fork.
The launch of the Ethereum 2.0 ecosystem is postponed to fall
By the previously established schedule, the Berlin fork was supposed to take place at the end of June 2020, but given the new circumstances, its release is postponed to at least September.
Recall, this update is extremely important for launching the zero phase of the Ethereum 2.0 blockchain ecosystem, awaited for several years.