On June 8, 2022, the Ethereum development team will migrate the Ropsten test network to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. The corresponding request code is already published in the repository on GitHub.
The testing of the “merger” will take place in two stages. On May 30, developers will roll out the blockchain consensus layer. Then it will be combined with the Ropsten testnet, transferring the latter to the PoS algorithm.
Ropsten is one of the Ethereum testnets created by a development team in 2017. It is considered as the best mainnet replication because it has a similar structure.
In April, Ethereum developer Tim Beiko said that the network of the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization will switch to PoS within “a few months after the previously indicated June.”
The merger of Ropsten with the PoS consensus layer is in line with this plan. At the beginning of the week, the project team also combined bounty programs for the mainnet and the Proof-of-Stake consensus level. The maximum reward has been increased to $250,000.
In May, Ethereum developers conducted a “shadow fork” of the main network to stress test the process of merging blockchains as part of the transition to the PoS algorithm.
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