Ethereum Merge test on Kiln mostly successful, save a little error


On Tuesday, Ethereum (ETH) developer Tim Beiko tweeted that Kiln has successfully passed Ethereum Merge, with validators generating post-merge blocks containing transactions. Furnace will be the ultimate Unified testnet (formerly Ethereum 2.0) before existing public testnets are upgraded. “Merging” involves taking Ethereum’s Execution Layer from an existing Proof of Work layer and merging it with the Consensus Layer from the Beacon chain, turning the blockchain into a proof-of-stake network. Organization Write:

“This merger signals the culmination of six years of research and development in Ethereum and will result in a more secure network, predictable block times, and a 99.98%+ reduction in energy usage when it will be released on mainnet in late 2022.”

However, it seems that things did not go according to plan during testing. According to for Kiln Explorer, there are some errors related to contract creation. In one follow up In a tweet, Beiko said one client was not consistently generating blocks, despite “stable network, with > 2/3 of validators completing correctly.” A fellow Ethereum developer, Marius Van Der Wijden commented in this regard, pointed out that Prysm suggested bad blocks during the transition on Furnace.

Prysm is a variant of the Go programming language for implementing the Ethereum Consensus specification. As said by Van Der Wijden, it turned out that a block had an incorrect base charge per gas value, and replacing it with the actual expected basis value seemed to have solved the problem. Above it official routeThe Ethereum Foundation stated that the Merge upgrade will be shipping by the end of Q2 2022. However, some features, such as the ability to withdraw ETH staked, will not be available immediately after the Merge, as developers focus their efforts on the latter.