Since coming back from the Amphora merge workshop, consumer groups have been onerous 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 neighborhood to start out utilizing Kintsugi to familiarize themselves with Ethereum in a post-merge context. For utility 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 dependent upon each layers is most certainly to want to adapt to assist The Merge.
We advocate most tasks start testing and prototyping on Kintsugi to floor any potential points quickly. This manner, adjustments can extra simply be integrated in future consumer and specification variations.
Take a look at 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 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). Each layers keep 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 neighborhood is obtainable to supply Kintsugi assist. When you have questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re pleased to supply help within the #testingthemerge🐼 channel of their Discord server.
With the launch of Kintsugi, we hope the neighborhood will get concerned #TestingTheMerge. Test ou this checklist of test scenarios for concepts on how one can carry your testing to the subsequent stage.
If you happen to 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. If you happen to’d fairly 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 possibility to experiment with post-merge Ethereum and start to determine any points. As soon as suggestions has been integrated into the consumer sofware and the specs, a closing collection of testnets can be launched. In parallel, testing efforts will proceed ramping up.
After this, present long-lived testnets will run by The Merge. As soon as these have upgraded and are secure, subsequent up is Ethereum mainnet’s transition to proof of stake 🎊.
For these wanting to comply with the progress at a extra granular stage, a mainnet readiness checklist is publicly out there and commonly up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!