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Roundup Q2 - Ethereum Blog

Thanks to all the developers and team leads who contributed to the sections on their projects

In the last month and a half, the Ethereum network went through a rapid growth in usage, to the point that it now processes as many transactions per second as Bitcoin. To accommodate the increased load, which has on a few occasions reached the network’s full capacity for hours at a time, the community independently came together and miners voted to increase the gas limit to 6.7 million. We at the Foundation have been rapidly putting additional resources toward increasing the efficiency of the network, alongside planning longer-term changes that will greatly increase the network’s scalability.


The pyethereum client has seen a substantial revamp, and version 2.0 has been released. See for download; in Ubuntu you can also do “sudo pip install ethereum”. Additionally, we have implemented experimental versions of:

Metropolis testing

Metropolis testing is rapidly moving forward. We are actively seeking additional help with finishing testing. See:

We have started a substantial cross-client benchmarking effort to identify places that are in greatest need of performance improvement. See some preliminary results for opcode benchmaking in geth here:

Ethereum core developer meetings #15-#19 took place. Notes and audio/video of the meetings can be found here:

Mist team

In May-June, the Mist team had a team meetup: for one week the team had face to face meetings, some members for the first time, in which we sat together to share details on projects we were working on and to talk about the current codebase and future roadmap. While we have a long list of features we are working on, we realize...

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