Bellatrix Fork Goes Live and Clears Way for Merge

The Bellatrix hard fork executed on the Eth2 Beacon Chain on Tuesday and completed the first half of Ethereum’s long-awaited chain-merge and transition to Proof of Stake consensus.

The Beacon Chain, Ethereum’s Proof of Stake consensus layer, is now ready to merge with Ethereum’s execution layer, the Proof of Work mainnet. Bellatrix enables stakers to produce blocks containing the codebase supporting the unification of Ethereum’s two layers.

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