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Ethereum testnet Merge generally successful – “Hiccups will not delay the merge.”

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Ethereum testnet Merge generally successful – “Hiccups will not delay the merge.”

Ethereum has now completed its penultimate major merger trial on the Sepolia public testnet, paving the way for its transition to the proof of stake (PoS) consensus mechanism.

Although it was deemed mostly a success, it was not without incident.

The final test of the merger is expected to take place on the Goerli network over the next few weeks before the official Merge on the Ethereum Mainnet can be given the green light.

Anthony Sassano, Ethereum educator, who hosted Sepolia Merge direct on YouTube on Wednesday, confirmed on Twitter that the Merge transition was “successful” and added that the testnet will be monitored over the next few days.

Terence Tsao, an Ethereum protocol developer, also said the Merge transition itself was successful, but noted that around 25-30% of validators disconnected after the merge due to “misconfigurations”. However, he added that “the hiccups will not delay the merger.”

ETHStaker community founding member Superphiz, however, warned during the stream that the actual success of the merger won’t be known “for several hours or even until tomorrow.”

The final test will take place on the Goerli test network. Superphiz added that the timing of the merger will depend on reviews of the Sepolia test.

Testnet merges are a form of “dress rehearsal” that is essential for Ethereum developers and independent project developers to understand what they can expect when the actual merge takes place.

During the live stream, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin admitted that one of the challenges facing the Merge mainnet will include “a lot more third-party infrastructure that is not present on the networks. of testing”.

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“So there might be non-critical issues like this that will just show up in the fusion that we don’t catch with these tests. […] There are a lot of devices out there that are just untested and that’s unavoidable and probably just fine.

Meanwhile, on the exchanges

Despite the news, Santiment warned of a potential Ether (ETH) selling, with total ETH supply on exchanges hitting a new high of 13.8% on Monday, the highest since Jan. 3, 2022.

On Thursday, the percentage fell slightly with around 13.25% of the total ETH supply sitting on exchanges.

Ether’s price is currently $1,186 at the time of writing.