Since coming back from the Amphora merge workshop, consumer groups have been laborious 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 stay!
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 also be largely unaffected. Infrastructure which will depend on each layers is more than likely 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 manner, modifications 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 may 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 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.
Help & Suggestions
The EthStaker neighborhood is out there to offer Kintsugi help. When you have questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re blissful to offer 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 tips on how to convey your testing to the subsequent degree.
For those who determine bugs or points with the specification, the most effective place to lift these is within the #merge-general channel of the Ethereum R&D Discord server. For those who’d somewhat not use Discord, different venues to lift such points are the specification repositories (consensus, execution, APIs), and Ethereum Magicians ✨.
The Kintsugi testnet offers 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 sequence of testnets can 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 desperate to comply with the progress at a extra granular degree, a mainnet readiness checklist is publicly obtainable and repeatedly up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!