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Dencun Upgrade live Ethereum Mainnet, slashed Gas Fees.

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Dencun Upgrade Goes Live on Ethereum Mainnet, Gas Fees Slashed

TLDR: Key Points

  • Dencun upgrade on Ethereum’s mainnet aims to slash gas fees and improve scalability.
  • The upgrade combines Cancun and Deneb improvements, focusing on network performance and consensus layer.

Nidhi Kolhapur’s article discusses the recent Dencun upgrade on Ethereum’s mainnet, which aims to address the high gas fees and scalability issues that users have been facing. The upgrade combines improvements from both Cancun and Deneb, focusing on network performance and the consensus layer. This includes nine Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) to make Ethereum operate faster and provide users with a better experience.

One of the key highlights of the Dencun upgrade is proto-danksharding, which introduces ‘data blobs’ to handle transaction data more efficiently. This change is expected to reduce transaction costs, especially on layer-2 networks like Polygon, Optimism, and Arbitrum. As layer-2 networks have become increasingly popular, Dencun’s improvements are seen as a significant step towards enhancing their efficiency and reducing costs for users.

Despite the technical achievements of the Dencun upgrade, its economic implications are yet to be fully realized. While the upgrade did not have an immediate impact on Ethereum’s price, it is expected to pave the way for future growth and development without compromising speed or cost. Overall, the Dencun upgrade represents a significant milestone for Ethereum and the broader crypto community.


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