On Jan 2 the block 9,200,000 was mined. With the mining of the block, the network has implemented the Muir Glacier upgrade. By improvement proposition, the difficulty bomb for another 4,000,000 blocks being to deferred.
During the press release, the new update was matched up by 92 % of ethereum customers, as shown by Ethernodes. The nethermind client was yet facing a few problems and had dropped 150 blocks.
The overhaul comes hot on the impact points of Istanbul.
Following the Istanbul upgrade, the latest Muir Glacier hard fork appears within a few weeks. Because of an acknowledgment that assessments foreseeing the planning of Ethereum’s difficulty bomb for mid-2020 weren’t accurate.
The creation of a new block constantly comes challenging with the difficulty bomb mechanism.
On the off chance that Muir Glacier was not actualized, the ethereum network would be facing high transactional fees as block settlement times are anticipated to hit 20–30 seconds for each block. As fewer blocks are printed each day, the expense of fitting exchanges into blocks increases, Conner stated.
Redesign the network.
Before the upgrade, there was some worry concerning how prepared the system was for the redesign, as nethermind customers weren’t able to adjust for more than two hours.
By confining nethermind’s syncing concerns, it is assessed that around 80% of the absolute active nodes on the system are Muir Glacier-prepared.
As per reports, earlier two days, Binance stated its help for the overhaul. Be that as it may, ethernodes as of now has no data on the status of a portion of the other enormous exchanges, for example, Coinbase.