Since getting back from the Amphora merge workshop, shopper 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 stay!
Though shopper 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 determined by each layers is almost certainly to want 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 shopper 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 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 impartial 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 supply Kintsugi help. In case you have questions, encounter errors or want clarifications, they’re glad 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 record of test scenarios for concepts on how one can carry your testing to the following degree.
In the event you establish 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 somewhat 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 establish any points. As soon as suggestions has been integrated 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, current 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 desperate to observe the progress at a extra granular degree, a mainnet readiness checklist is publicly obtainable and recurrently up to date.
See you on Kintsugi 🍵!