What is Ethereum Merge and what happened after it? Regarding the Ethereum roadmap
after the Merge several important milestones have already been achieved. The completion of "The Merge'' phase successfully transitioned Ethereum from Proof-of-Work (PoW) to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) through the Shanghai upgrade
. This transition marked the beginning of a phase scaling roadmap for Ethereum aiming to enhance security,reduce energy consumption and increase decentralization. The next phase called "The Surge
'' - focuses on addressing Ethereums gas fees by implementing roll up solutions, like Optimism and Arbitrum to improve scalability. Additionally Ethereum has plans to introduce contract wallets that streamline user onboarding processes and facilitate chain cryptocurrency transfers. The upcoming upgrades will also prioritize privacy by enabling funds transfers.
Looking ahead Ethereum has a long term goal of achieving "Danksharding
", which involves having 64 data blobs, per block. This significant enhancement would greatly improve the scalability of Ethereum. While achieving Danksharding will require upgrades and several years of development Ethereum is making progress towards its vision of a more efficient and secure blockchain ecosystem.