Ethereum Merge testing on Kiln mostly successful, save for one minor bug

Tim Beiko, an Ethereum (ETH) developer, tweeted Tuesday that Kiln had passed the Ethereum Merge. Validators produced post-merge blocks containing transaction transactions. Kiln will be the final Merge testnet, formerly Ethereum 2.0. “Merge” is the merging of Ethereum’s Execution Layer with the existing Proof of Work Layer and the Consensus Layer of the Beacon chain. This will turn the blockchain into proof-of-stake. The Foundation wrote:

“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 the mainnet in 2022.”

However, testing did not go according to plan. Kiln Explorer claims that there were several mistakes in contract creation. Beiko responded to the tweet by saying that a client was not consistently producing blocks, but “the network stability is excellent, with >2/3rds of validators successfully finalizing.” Marius Van Der Wijden, another Ethereum developer, commented on the matter, noting that Prysm had proposed bad blocks during the Kiln transition.

Prysm, a Go programming language that implements the Ethereum Consensus specification, is a variant of Prysm. Van Der Wijden stated that one block had an incorrect base fee per gaz value. He suggested that the issue could be solved by replacing it with the expected base value. According to the Ethereum Foundation’s official roadmap, the Merge upgrade is expected to be available by the end Q2 2022. Some features, like the ability to withdraw staked ETH immediately after the Merge will not be made available, because developers are focusing their efforts on that feature.

It seems to have worked! Validators are producing post-merge blocks, which contain transactions. Just waiting on finalization now
— Tim Beiko | timbeiko.eth (@TimBeiko) March 15, 2022

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