ETH Upgrade - Altair

ETH Upgrade - Altair

By ga38jem | Crypto Events | 26 Oct 2021

Have you heard of Altair? No I am not speaking about our beloved assassin from the first Assasin’s Creed game. I am talking about the next upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain. In this article we will take a look at this upgrade and talk about what this could mean for the future and ETH 2.0.


ETH-Upgrade: Altair

In a few days Ethereum is going to get its next upgrade called Altair. In contrast to previous ETH upgrades, Altair will not make any changes to the Ethereum blockchain that we are using today. This upgrade is the first main net for the beacon chain. This is the proof of stake blockchain which is the core of ETH 2.0 architecture. According to ETH developer Tim Baco Altair will do three things:

  • Introduction of Light Clients to the beacon chain to facilitate validator operations
  • Increasing slashing penalties for validator misbehavior or inactivity
  • Preparation for the long awaited “Merge”

The Merge is when ETH’s current blockchain plugs into the beacon chain for consensus. This will transform Ethereum from a proof of work blockchain to a proof of stake blockchain. This event has been scheduled for early 2022 but it is also worth pointing out that it was originally scheduled for the end of 2021.


This delay might be due to the issues that Ethereum experienced after the August hard fork which introduced partial fee burns to the Ethereum blockchain. This deflationary pressure on supply combined with a low balance of ETH on exchanges means that the hype around this Altair upgrade produced an ETH pump. This pump is also caused by the BTC pump, but parts of it is for sure due to this upgrade.



It is very exciting to see this project’s development. In my opinion ETH will be worth a decent amount more when ETH 2.0 comes around. Additionally, I hope that the fees will lower down by an extreme amount so that “normal-day users” of this blockchain can finally participate in it too. All in all, these are some big news for ETH!


Published by ga38jem on


On 26th October 2021

How do you rate this article?




Hi there! I am a very active person and like to do a lot of sports. One of my hobbies is also the crypto market and I like to write about recent events and trends :)

Crypto Events
Crypto Events

In this series of blogs I want to guide you through my experience with recent crypto events. I am relatively new to the whole crypto space so I might make a few rookie mistakes but we learn from experiences and maybe I can help you to prevent making the same ones!

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.