Hiccups Surface as Bellatrix Upgrade Sets Stage for Ethereum Merge

The much-anticipated merger is just around the corner. Bellatrix upgraded went live today, bringing the curtain down for this historic event.

The high missed block rate meant that the Bellatrix update wasn’t easy. Martin Koppelmann is the co-founder and co-founder of Gnosis. pointed out:

“Missed block rate in the last 600 slots: >9%. This rate was historically around 0.5%. This shows that Bellatrix has caused problems for some validators. Nothing dramatic but still a number to keep an eye on.”

Missed block rate entails the frequency depicted by a network’s failure to verify a block meant for transactional validation.


Adam Cochran, Cinneamhain Ventures partner, hoped that the problem would be solved before the merge. said:

“Big spike in the missed block rate after Bellatrix update. Hopefully, this can get debugged before the merge; we really don’t want to be seeing unexpected issues at this late stage.”

It is expected that the merge will take place in two phases. The Bellatrix consensus layer upgrade prompted the merging awareness on the Beacon Chain (or Ethereum 2.0). It was done Yesterday, September 6.


Paris, on one hand, is the execution layer that will initiate the transition from a Proof-of Work (PoW), consensus mechanism to a Proof-of Stake (PoS), consensus mechanism. It is scheduled for September 15.


Anil Sawrup is the Head of Sales at Moneycorp Americas. He spoke to Blockchain.News in an exclusive interview. highlighted Because validators will be replacing miners in new PoS framework, the merger would improve the narrative about eco-friendly crypto currencies. 


The merger is expected to be the largest software upgrade in Ethereum’s ecosystem, as it will result in the second-largest cryptocurrency inflationary. 

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