Because the Bellatrix upgrade will soon enable Beacon Chain transactions, Ethereum clients must be updated.
According to the data supplied by Ethernodes, as much as 73.5% of Ethereum nodes are now categorized as “Merge ready.”
This is in preparation for the Tuesday installation of the Bellatrix update for Ethereum, which will take place on Tuesday.
Before the official Merge can take place, all of the remaining crucial steps need to be finished, including the most recent upgrade to the Bellatrix.
The Merge will occur between September 10 and September 20, when Ethereum will switch to proof-of-stake (PoS). This event is September 10-20.
Before epoch 144896 on the Beacon Chain on September 6, 2022, node operators must upgrade to Bellatrix. Merge requires this from node operators.
Because 26.5% of nodes were “Not-Ready” for the Ethereum Merge, Vitalik Buterin and Tim Beiko took to Twitter to get the rest to upgrade.
In light of the fact that 26.5 percent of nodes failed the readiness test, this action was taken as a reaction.
According to the Ethereum Foundation, if node operators don’t update in time for the Bellatrix hard fork, Ethereum clients will “sync to the blockchain before the split.”
The majority of “Not-Ready” nodes utilize the Geth client, however they haven’t updated to version 1.10.23 or above, according to Ethernodes.
A couple more node operators’ Ethereum clients require software updates. Erigon, Besu, and Nethermind are customers.
Nodes verify Ethereum blocks. These nodes may be maintained by Ethereum client software using a variety of programming languages and codebases. Ethereum’s nodes verify blocks.