Tests of Ethereum Merge on Kiln were mostly successful, except for one small bug

Tim Beiko, an Ethereum developer, tweeted Tuesday that Kiln had passed the Ethereum Merge. Validators produced post-merge blocks containing transactional transactions. Kiln will be the final Merge testnet , formerly Ethereum 2.0, before any public testnets are upgraded. Merge is the process of taking Ethereum’s Execution Layer (PoW), and merging it to the Consensus Layer (Beacon chain), transforming the blockchain into a proof–of-stake network (PoS). The Foundation creates.

“This merger signals the culmination six years worth of research and development in Ethereum. It will lead to a more secure network and predictable block times. There will also be a 99.98%+ decrease in power consumption when it is released on mainnet in 2022.”

However, testing did not go according to plan. There were several problems with contract creation according to Kiln Explorer. Beiko responded to the tweet by saying that a client wasn’t producing blocks consistently. However, Marius Van Der Wijden commented about the matter, noting that Prysm had proposed bad blocks during Kiln’s transition.

Prysm, a Go programming language that implements the Ethereum Consensus specification, is an alternative to Go. was told that one block had an incorrect base fee per gaz value. Replacing it with the expected base value seems to have solved this problem. According to the Ethereum Foundation’s official roadmap, the Merge upgrade will be by Q2 2022. The Merge will not allow you to withdraw staked Ether ( ETH), as developers are focusing their efforts on the latter.

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