The Long-Awaited Berlin Hard Fork in the Ethereum Network Ended Up With an Error
The long-awaited upgrade of the Ethereum network, Berlin hard fork, finally happened on April,15th. The price of the asset got heated up to a new all-time high of $2,460, and the open interest for futures reached $8.1 billion. The update brought new types of transactions and the upgraded algorithm of calculating the gas prices.
Only 74.6% nodes were compatible with the upgrade at the moment of hard fork. An error of their synchronization with OpenEthereum 3.2.1 occurred after the upgrade. However, it was the only client with such a problem.
EIP-1559 wasn’t included into the upgrade, but they plan to include it in the next upgrade, London, that will take place in July, despite the objections of several mining pools. The technical details of the upgrade can be found in Ethereum’s blog.