Since getting back from the Amphora merge workshop, consumer 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 consumer 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 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 definitely to wish to adapt to help The Merge.
We suggest most initiatives start testing and prototyping on Kintsugi to floor any potential points quickly. This fashion, adjustments can extra simply be integrated in future consumer 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 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 preserve impartial API endpoints and peer connections to deal with their respective function. For a full overview of Ethereum’s post-merge structure, see this post.
Assist & Suggestions
The EthStaker neighborhood is obtainable to supply Kintsugi help. When you’ve got questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re completely happy to supply help within the #testingthemerge🐼 channel of their Discord server.
With the launch of Kintsugi, we hope the neighborhood will get concerned #TestingTheMerge. Verify ou this listing of test scenarios for concepts on the best way to convey your testing to the subsequent degree.
Should you determine bugs or points with the specification, the very best place to boost these is within the #merge-general channel of the Ethereum R&D Discord server. Should you’d relatively not use Discord, different venues to boost 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 integrated into the consumer sofware and the specs, a ultimate collection of testnets shall 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 desirous to comply with the progress at a extra granular degree, a mainnet readiness checklist is publicly obtainable and often up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!