New testnet Kintsugi has appeared on the Ethereum blockchain
The creators of Ethereum 2.0 are testing the readiness of the blockchain network for ETH 2.0. The Kintsugi test network was launched, the task of which will be to check the readiness of the transition from the PoW mining algorithm to the PoS staking algorithm.
On his Twitter account, one of the ETH programmers Tim Beiko wrote that in the following days, all interested developers are invited to study the work of the testnet. It is necessary to create prototypes on Kintsugi, identify problems and disruptions to the blockchain in order to quickly eliminate them and establish 100% operability of the cryptocurrency network.
Over the past few months, client teams have been working tirelessly to implement a new set of merge milestones. They are now live on a new testnet: Kintsugi 🍵!— Tim Beiko | timbeiko.eth 🍵 (@TimBeiko) December 20, 2021
Here's how you can join the testnet and help with testing: https://t.co/ARDezguzXE 👀
Christmas came early🎄!
In the future, as soon as improvements are made, the creators of Ethereum will launch other test networks to ensure that the blockchain is fully ready for the transition to a staking mining algorithm. Tentatively, this will happen in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2022.
The final chord will be the merging of all test networks. As stability is achieved, ETH 2.0 will be launched with the Proof-of-Stake algorithm.