Ropsten testnet merger scheduled for June 8

Ropsten testnet merger scheduled for June 8

The Ethereum ecosystem is preparing for a “major testing milestone”: the Ropsten testnet Merge will take place on June 8.

According to the Merge testnets page on GitHub, Ethereum DevOps engineer Parathi Jayanathi submitted a pull request for Ropsten’s Merge testnet setup code on Monday, suggesting that the implementation is ready.

Ropsten is one of several testnets created by the Ethereum Foundation in 2017 and is currently maintained by the Geth developer team.

This specific testnet is considered to be the best replica of the Ethereum Mainnetsince it follows a similar network structure. This allows developers to perform realistic implementation tests before making updates to the actual mainnet.

The Ropsten testnet Merge will see the proof-of-work (PoW) network combined with a new proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus layer testnet, with its genesis set for May 30. It will simulate what will happen once the actual merger between Ethereum and the Beacon chain finally takes place and becomes a PoS network.

Community developers have posted their excitement about the news regarding the testnet online. Preston Van Loon, an Ethereum core developer at Prysmatic Labs, said that:

Another kernel developer by the name of trent_vanepps on Twitter said last week, ahead of Ropsten’s confirmation on June 8, that the Sepolia and Georli testnets could also be subject to test merges.

Notably, the testnet timeline is consistent with comments from Ethereum developer Tim Beiko, who stated last month that Fusion would not be ready to go live until “a few months into June.”

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“There is no specific date yet, but We are definitely in the final chapter of PoW on Ethereum,” he said.

Another strong indicator that things are moving in the right direction is The Ethereum Foundation’s announcement earlier this week that it has “merged” its PoW mainnet and PoS consensus layer bug bounty programs into one.

In general, the maximum reward is now $250,000 for reporting bugs on Ethereum. However, the amount can also be doubled during important momentssuch as updates to public testnets that are also set up for the mainnet.

“In total, this represents an increase of 10 times from the previous maximum payout of consensus layer rewards and an increase of 20 times relative to the previous maximum payout of execution layer rewards”said the ad.

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