Since coming back from the Amphora merge workshop, consumer groups have been exhausting at work implementing the most recent variations of merge specs and testing them on devnets.
After 4 ephemeral devnets, Kintsugi 🍵, a longer-lived public testnet, is now reside!
Though consumer growth and UX proceed to be refined, we encourage the group to begin utilizing Kintsugi to familiarize themselves with Ethereum in a post-merge context. For utility builders, as beforehand defined, 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 assist The Merge.
We advocate most tasks start testing and prototyping on Kintsugi to floor any potential points quickly. This fashion, modifications can extra simply be included in future consumer and specification variations.
Take a look at the Kintsugi touchdown web page for details about interacting with the Kintsugi community. You may 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 consumer combos.
As a reminder, post-merge, a full Ethereum consumer is comprised of each a Beacon / Consensus node and an Execution engine (dealt with by an present “Eth1” consumer). Each layers keep impartial API endpoints and peer connections to deal with their respective position. For a full overview of Ethereum’s post-merge structure, see this submit.
Assist & Suggestions
The EthStaker group is on the market to supply Kintsugi assist. When you’ve got questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re joyful 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 record of check situations for concepts on the best way to carry your testing to the subsequent stage.
If you happen to establish bugs or points with the specification, one of the best place to boost these is within the #merge-general channel of the Ethereum R&D Discord server. If you happen to’d reasonably not use Discord, different venues to boost such points are the specification repositories (consensus, execution, APIs), and Ethereum Magicians ✨.
The Kintsugi testnet offers the group a possibility to experiment with post-merge Ethereum and start to establish any points. As soon as suggestions has been included into the consumer sofware and the specs, a closing sequence of testnets can be launched. In parallel, testing efforts will proceed ramping up.
After this, present long-lived testnets will run via The Merge. As soon as these have upgraded and are steady, subsequent up is Ethereum mainnet’s transition to proof of stake 🎊.
For these desperate to comply with the progress at a extra granular stage, a mainnet readiness guidelines is publicly out there and repeatedly up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!