Since getting back from the Amphora merge workshop, shopper groups have been laborious 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!
Though shopper improvement 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 is determined by each layers is probably to want to adapt to help The Merge.
We advocate most tasks start testing and prototyping on Kintsugi to floor any potential points quickly. This manner, modifications can extra simply be included in future shopper and specification variations.
Take a look at 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 shopper combos.
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 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 publish.
Assist & Suggestions
The EthStaker neighborhood is accessible to supply Kintsugi help. In case you have questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re completely satisfied to supply help within the
#testingthemerge🐼 channel of their Discord server.
With the launch of Kintsugi, we hope the neighborhood will get concerned #TestingTheMerge. Examine ou this record of check situations for concepts on the right way to convey your testing to the following stage.
In case 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 case you’d relatively not use Discord, different venues to lift such points are the specification repositories (consensus, execution, APIs), and Ethereum Magicians ✨.
The Kintsugi testnet supplies the neighborhood a chance to experiment with post-merge Ethereum and start to determine any points. As soon as suggestions has been included into the shopper sofware and the specs, a closing sequence of testnets shall be launched. In parallel, testing efforts will proceed ramping up.
After this, present long-lived testnets will run by way of The Merge. As soon as 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 stage, a mainnet readiness guidelines is publicly accessible and commonly up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!