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Ethereum Deploys the Merge on Sepolia Testnet

After the success of the Rospsten testnet, Sepolia is the following network to conduct an upgrade test of The Merge.

The Final Testnet for the Merge?

Ethereum has moved one step closer to merge, as the second testnet, Sepolia, has been deployed following a successful launch of the Ropsten Testnet beacon chain.

Tim Beiko, one of Ethereum's lead developers, confirmed on June 21 that the Ropsten testnet would be phased out over time and replaced by Sepolia. As a result, projects that launch apps on Ropsten have been encouraged to migrate their platform to Sepolia to avoid unintended fluctuations.

“This has been mentioned a few times already, but here is a proper announcement for the deprecation and shutdown timelines for Kiln, Ropsten & Rinkeby testnets. Time to move to Goerli & Sepolia for all your testing needs,” Ethereum Core Developer, Tim Beiko, announced on Twitter.

After merging with Beacon Chain, the Sepolia testnet will begin to reach consensus through the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) mechanism. Bringing The Merge to Sepolia is necessary to ensure the upgrade works appropriately on all testnets before the mainnet launch. 

Even so, the implementation of Sepolia still cannot guarantee that The Merge will take place on a specific date, as this event inherently contradicts community expectations when Ethereum developers who used to say it would happen in June but changed it back in August.

What is Ethereum:

Ethereum is an open-source, distributed computing platform based on blockchain technology that can execute smart contracts - that is, the terms written in the contract will be executed transparently, automatically when the previous conditions are satisfied, and no one can interfere. At the same time, Ethereum also allows developers to build decentralized applications (DApps) and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO).

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