– Ethereum has successfully deployed the Dencun update on the Sepolia test network.
The Dencun update was initially launched on the Goerli test network, but was successfully deployed on the Sepolia network, setting the stage for the final test network deployment to Holesky.
Dencun is a proto-Dencun on the Ethereum network aimed at lowering gas prices and increasing scalability through a new storage mechanism called “blobs.”
Ethereum’s decentralized blockchain platform celebrated a major milestone by successfully deploying the Dencun update on the Sepolia test network. The event, which occurred at 22:51 UTC on Tuesday, is a major step forward in Ethereum’s ongoing efforts to improve its network.
The Dencun update, a major step forward for ETH, was first deployed on the Goerli test network earlier this month; the successful deployment to Sepolia paved the way for the final test network deployment to Holesky, scheduled for February 7. This series of deployments is very important to the Ethereum team, which is paving the way for setting a launch date for Dencun on the main network after the third successful deployment on the test network.
Dencun brings significant improvements to the Ethereum network. Its most notable feature, proto-dunksharing, is designed to reduce transaction costs, known as gas charges, and improve the overall scalability of the network. This is achieved through a new data storage mechanism called blobs.
The concept of proto-dunksharding, which is an integral part of the Dencun update, represents a quantum leap in Ethereum’s technological evolution. This feature introduces “blobs,” a new form of data storage that compresses data significantly. As explained by Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, a blob is quite large (around 125kB) and can store data more economically than existing calldata methods.
Essentially, blob transactions function the same way as regular transactions, but with the added ability to store large amounts of data. This innovation is expected to make transactions cheaper and more efficient in terms of data storage and management on the Ethereum network.
The Dencun update is the latest in a series of significant developments for Ethereum. Its predecessor, the Shapella update, was successfully implemented in March 2023. The previous update played a key role in allowing users and validators of the Ethereum network to withdraw their ETH shares.
The implementation of Dencun, and in particular its proto-dunksharing feature, is expected to bring significant benefits to the Ethereum community. By reducing fees and improving scalability, Ethereum aims to improve the user experience and strengthen its position as a leading blockchain platform. The success of Dencun on the Sepolia test network is not only a technical achievement, but also a testament to Ethereum’s commitment to continuous innovation and the