Ethereum Miners Start Increasing Gas Limit Capacity

ethereum gas limit increase april 2021

Ethereum miners have began increasing network capacity to 13 million gas at the time of writing, up from the nearly year long limit of 12.5 million. Bitfly, the parent company of one of the biggest mining pool, Ethermine, announced earlier today: “Following the efficiency improvements from the Berlin hard fork we believe it is save to increase the Ethereum gas limit from 12,500,000 to 15,000,000.” As pictured above, the current gas limit is 13 million according to Etherstats, suggesting miners have already began voting for an increase. Only 51% of miners are required to vote for a higher limit for it to change, with this so being a planned 17% increase of total capacity. That follows the suggestion by ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin to increase block capacity to 15-20 million gas units as the Berlin upgrade that successfully completed earlier this month changes a number of gas cost calculations that…

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