Since getting back from the Amphora merge workshop, consumer groups have been exhausting 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 reside!
Although consumer growth and UX proceed to be refined, we encourage the neighborhood to start out utilizing Kintsugi to familiarize themselves with Ethereum in a post-merge context. For software builders, as beforehand defined, not a lot will change. Tooling which solely interacts with both the consensus or execution layer can also be largely unaffected. Infrastructure which will depend on each layers is most probably to want to adapt to help The Merge.
We suggest most tasks start testing and prototyping on Kintsugi to floor any potential points quickly. This manner, modifications can extra simply be included in future consumer and specification variations.
Check out the Kintsugi touchdown web page for details about interacting with the Kintsugi community. You’ll discover community settings, a faucet, a block explorer and a JSON-RPC endpoint, together with documentation up to date to replicate 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). Both layers keep unbiased API endpoints and peer connections to deal with their respective function. For a full overview of Ethereum’s post-merge structure, see this put up.
Support & Feedback
The EthStaker neighborhood is out there to supply Kintsugi help. If you could have questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re glad to supply help within the #testingthemerge🐼 channel of their Discord server.
With the launch of Kintsugi, we hope the neighborhood will get concerned #TestingTheMerge. Check ou this record of check situations for concepts on learn how to carry your testing to the subsequent degree.
If you determine bugs or points with the specification, the most effective place to boost these is within the #merge-general channel of the Ethereum R&D Discord server. If you’d moderately not use Discord, different venues to boost such points are the specification repositories (consensus, execution, APIs), and Ethereum Magicians ✨.
The Kintsugi testnet gives the neighborhood a chance to experiment with post-merge Ethereum and start to determine any points. Once suggestions has been included into the consumer sofware and the specs, a remaining sequence of testnets can be launched. In parallel, testing efforts will proceed ramping up.
After this, present long-lived testnets will run by means of The Merge. Once these have upgraded and are steady, subsequent up is Ethereum mainnet’s transition to proof of stake 🎊.
For these wanting to observe the progress at a extra granular degree, a mainnet readiness guidelines is publicly out there and commonly up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!