Ethereum Protocol Upgrades
With every protocol upgrade part of Ethereum’s roadmap, we build a network that is more sustainable, scalable, and secure for builders around the world.
Upcoming Protocol Upgrades
Ethereum Dencun Upgrade
The Dencun upgrade, also known as Cancun-Deneb, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024 and will focus on increasing the scalability and efficiency of the network through nine EIPs. The most important EIP implemented as part of the upgrade is EIP-4844, also known as proto-danksharding. Ethereum end-users are expected to benefit from lower gas fees on layer two (L2) transactions following proto-danksharding.
By evolving the network’s approach to consensus, the Merge will reduce Ethereum's energy requirements by 99.95% ensuring that the network can sustainably support the next generation of web3 creators and developers.Explore The Merge
The Ethereum Roadmap
The vision of Ethereum, with every upgrade essential to future development of the protocol, is best captured in Vitalik Buterin’s roadmap:
What we did
Preparing validator withdrawals at Edelweiss Interop
Readied devs, tested the Merge and prepared Ethereum at Amphora
Helped design fee optimization scheme
Executable Beacon Chain Proposal and Formal Verification of Spec
Improve scalability with state channels
Our research areas spans all key topics to enable the success of distributed technologies
ETH Staking & Withdrawals
The Shanghai/Capella upgrade is doubly named because it is the first simultaneous upgrade of Ethereum’s execution and consensus layers — designed to enable staked ETH withdrawals.
Scalability (Sharding and zk)
The combination of sharding with the explosion of rollup innovation promises to address concerns around scalability
Diverse and Open
Client, validator and layer-2 diversity ensures a healthy and scalable network
From the genesis block, Consensys has helped to build and democratize Ethereum. We believe that through decentralized networks like Ethereum humankind can achieve more, and we’ve contributed our people, products and resources to help drive its evolution.
Envisioning a future Ethereum