Ethereum is inching closer to transitioning to a full proof-of-stake (PoS) network after implementing the merge testnet kill. According to the developers, the execution layer of Kiln was initially launched taking advantage of Proof-of-Work (PoW) and since March 15, Kiln is running completely under the Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm.
Ethereum’s kill merge testnet goes live
According to a recently published blog post by the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum developers are making progress towards a complete transition of the network from PoW to PoS. The blog post, called “Announcement of the Kiln Merge Testnet”, states that the developers have deployed a key testing ground for what they call “The Merge”. The kiln started after software engineers finished testing the Kintsugi Merge testnet. Testnet Kintsugi, the blog post further notes, will be “deprecated” in the near future.
Sharing the announcement in a blog post from the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum developer Tim Beiko tweeted about the next testnet iteration. “Kiln, the Next Iteration of the Ethereum Merge Testnet, Is Now Live,” Beiko tweeted, “Highly recommended that node operators, application developers, stackers, tooling/infra providers test their setup on the network.”
The Ethereum Foundation’s blog post states that the merge testnet kill is “expected to be the last merge testnet created before an upgrade to an existing public testnet.” Which means, if all goes smoothly, Ethereum’s transition to full PoS will follow the advanced existing public testnets. The blog post highlights that the current kill network is operating under a full POS system.
“Like the Ethereum mainnet, the execution layer of the kiln was launched under a Proof of Work parallel to the beacon chain,” in a description by the Ethereum Foundation. “The merge took place at the kiln on March 15th, 2022. The network is now fully operating under proof-of-stake.”
Devs Recommends Ethereum Infrastructure Providers To Start Testing Kiln’s Applications And Tools
As Tim Beiko stated in his tweet, developers want Ethereum users to use Kill’s applications and tools, especially wallet providers, decentralized applications (DApps), tooling developers, node operators, infrastructure providers and Ethereum staking operators. start doing it. The blog post explains the best way to get started using Slit through the network’s landing page.
,[From] There, you can add the network to your browser wallet, view Block Explorer, request funds with taps, and connect to the JSON RPC endpoint,” notes the blog post. Those looking to become validators can also take advantage of the network’s staking launchpad to get started. The blog post ends by reminding the public that a set date has not been set for Ethereum’s mainnet proof-of-stake transition. “Any source claiming otherwise is likely to be a scam,” the blog post said.
What do you think about Ethereum’s kill testnet going live? Let us know what you think about this topic in the comment section below.
image credit: Shutterstock, Pixabay, WikiCommons
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation or recommendation or endorsement of an offer to buy or sell any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the Company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.