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The Ethereum Shanghai hard fork update may include EIP-4844, a protocol for sharding

As outlined in the latest meeting held by the Ethereum Foundation, the developers are looking into the possibility of including EIP-4844, also known as “proto-danksharding,” to the Shanghai update.

This comes shortly after Ethereum developers decided on the main eight Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIP) to be included in the next major upgrade.

We are happy to announce the launch of an early Pre-Shanghai testnet we are calling "Shandong". 🔥https://t.co/1HpFTPUMOU
This is an experimental testnet run in cooperation with EF DevOps which activates a set of selected Shanghai-considered EIPs for early client testing.
🧵: https://t.co/VJ4kWxupG3

— EF JavaScript Team (@EFJavaScript) October 14, 2022

Sharding is a practice where the Ethereum network is split into multiple portions, called ‘shards’, to enhance network performance and scalability. Each shard is its own independent state, containing a unique set of account balances and smart contracts.

The developers explained that they will be testing out EIP-4844, along with the eight other proposals on developer networks (devnets), but there is still no hard guarantee that they will be included in the Shanghai update.

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