The Ethereum ecosystem is scheduled to undergo some big changes over the coming months. The first part of the Metropolis hard fork is scheduled to go into effect in a few weeks from now. Additionally, the Raiden scaling solution is now available on one of the testnets. This is another major step in the right direction for Ethereum, as there is growing demand for a better-scaling network. Raiden Goes Through Extensive Testing We touched upon Raiden quite some time ago. Similar to Bitcoin and Litecoin, Ethereum needs its own scaling solutions to allow for more transaction throughput and less blockchain bloat.