Ethereum developers have approved the date of deployment of the Dencun update (Deneb-Cancun) on the main network — March 13. The hard fork will take place when the blockchain reaches slot 8626176.
Initially, the implementation of the update was planned for the end of 2023. However, due to technical delays, the hard fork was postponed to early 2024.
One of the main components of the update is the EIP-4844. It includes a Proto-Danksharding option designed to scale the network by creating a new type of transaction for large binary data arrays (blobs). It is expected that this will reduce the amount of commissions for L2 solutions based on Rollups technology by about 10 times.