Since getting back from the Amphora merge workshop, shopper 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!
Though shopper improvement and UX proceed to be refined, we encourage the neighborhood to begin 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 depends upon each layers is almost certainly to wish to adapt to help The Merge.
We advocate most initiatives start testing and prototyping on Kintsugi to floor any potential points quickly. This fashion, modifications can extra simply be integrated in future shopper 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 shopper mixtures.
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 current “Eth1” shopper). Each 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 post.
Assist & Suggestions
The EthStaker neighborhood is accessible to offer Kintsugi help. If in case you have questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re pleased to offer 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 test scenarios for concepts on deliver your testing to the following degree.
In the event you determine bugs or points with the specification, the perfect place to boost these is within the #merge-general channel of the Ethereum R&D Discord server. In the event 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. As soon as suggestions has been integrated into the shopper sofware and the specs, a remaining sequence of testnets can be launched. In parallel, testing efforts will proceed ramping up.
After this, current long-lived testnets will run by means 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 desperate to observe the progress at a extra granular degree, a mainnet readiness checklist is publicly accessible and commonly up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!