Since getting back from the Amphora merge workshop, shopper groups have been onerous at work implementing the newest variations of merge specs and testing them on devnets.
After 4 ephemeral devnets, Kintsugi 🍵, a longer-lived public testnet, is now dwell!
Though shopper growth and UX proceed to be refined, we encourage the group to start out utilizing Kintsugi to familiarize themselves with Ethereum in a post-merge context. For software builders, as previously explained, not a lot will change. Tooling which solely interacts with both the consensus or execution layer can be largely unaffected. Infrastructure which is determined by each layers is most definitely to wish to adapt to help The Merge.
We advocate most initiatives start testing and prototyping on Kintsugi to floor any potential points quickly. This fashion, modifications can extra simply be integrated in future shopper and specification variations.
Try the Kintsugi landing page for details about interacting with the Kintsugi community. You will discover community settings, a faucet, a block explorer and a JSON-RPC endpoint, together with documentation up to date to mirror supported consensus <> execution layer shopper mixtures.
As a reminder, post-merge, a full Ethereum shopper is comprised of each a Beacon / Consensus node and an Execution engine (dealt with by an present “Eth1” shopper). Each layers preserve unbiased API endpoints and peer connections to deal with their respective position. For a full overview of Ethereum’s post-merge structure, see this post.
Assist & Suggestions
The EthStaker group is out there to supply Kintsugi help. You probably have questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re comfortable to supply help within the #testingthemerge🐼 channel of their Discord server.
With the launch of Kintsugi, we hope the group will get concerned #TestingTheMerge. Test ou this listing of test scenarios for concepts on the best way to carry your testing to the subsequent stage.
In the event you determine bugs or points with the specification, the very best place to lift these is within the #merge-general channel of the Ethereum R&D Discord server. In the event you’d slightly not use Discord, different venues to lift such points are the specification repositories (consensus, execution, APIs), and Ethereum Magicians ✨.
The Kintsugi testnet supplies the group a possibility to experiment with post-merge Ethereum and start to determine any points. As soon as suggestions has been integrated into the shopper sofware and the specs, a ultimate collection of testnets will probably be launched. In parallel, testing efforts will proceed ramping up.
After this, present long-lived testnets will run by means of The Merge. As soon as these have upgraded and are secure, subsequent up is Ethereum mainnet’s transition to proof of stake 🎊.
For these desirous to observe the progress at a extra granular stage, a mainnet readiness checklist is publicly accessible and frequently up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!