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Sepolia Post-Merge Upgrade Announcement

The Sepolia testnet will undergo a post-merge execution layer (EL) upgrade at block 1735371, expected on August 17, 2022 The upgrade will cause EL clients on the network to disconnect from peers which have not transitioned to proof-of-stake. It does not add additional functionality beyond this. Sepolia node operators must upgrade their execution layer client prior to block 1735371. A similar upgrade is expected on Goerli and the Ethereum mainnet once these networks have transitioned to proof-of-stake
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Academic Grants Round grantee announcement

We are thrilled to announce the 39 grantees selected for the recent Academic Grants Round. This grants round invited researchers, think-tanks, Ph.D. students, and all those interested in advancing knowledge around the Ethereum ecosystem to submit academic proposals. Thank you to all those who submitted proposals, and congratulations to all the grantees. We are pleased with the number of quality applications that we received, which surpassed our initial expectations. Given the extraordinary potential of many project proposals, we have more...
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Goerli/Prater Merge Announcement

For the last testnet proof-of-stake transition, Goerli will merge with Prater. The combined Goerli/Prater network will retain the Goerli name post-merge. Bellatrix, the Prater upgrade readying it for The Merge will happen at epoch 112260, expected at 12:24PM UTC on August 4, 2022. After Bellatrix is activated, the Goerli/Prater merge will happen when Goerli hits a total difficulty of 10790000, expected between August 6-12, 2022. Post-merge, Goerli’s validator set will remain open for individual stakers to run testnets validators. Stakers...
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Devcon Scholars Returns & Announcing Devcon Week! [ENG/ESP]

Queridos Amigos, Yesterday, Wave #01 of Devcon tickets sold out just a few minutes after going online! After two years of anticipation, the whole team awaited this moment with curious suspense. But don’t worry, more ticket waves are coming soon. Today we are excited to announce the return of the Devcon Scholars Program, an EF initiative to help critical Ethereum builders overcome obstacles to attend Devcon. Read below to find out if the Devcon Scholars Program is for you, and...
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DEVCON VI: TICKET SALES BEGIN & MORE!

Amigos y amigas! Today, we want to bring everyone a few details on the ticketing process in advance of Monday’s launch, and we have updates on supporter, volunteer, and discount-ticket applications. As the icing on the cake, we’ll also introduce you to the Devcon Community Hubs! But first, we hope you’ve heard about the pre-sale of Devcon VI tickets in the Auction & Raffle, and maybe even placed a bid. If not, you have one final day to enter to...
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Sepolia Merge Announcement

Note: on July 5, 2022, the recommended releases for go-ethereum and Erigon were modified. See “Client Releases” for details. Sepolia will be the second of three public testnets to run through The Merge. The network will transition to proof-of-stake when the total difficulty on the proof-of-work chain exceeds 17,000,000,000,000,000, which is expected to occur around in the next few days. Post-merge, Sepolia will have a permissioned validator set, like existing proof-of-authority testnets. Goerli/Prater, which will merge at a later date,...
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Devcon VI: First Tickets & FINAL WEEK of Speaker Applications

Three weeks ago, we opened the speaker and volunteer applications as well as the discount builder and student tickets, and we are excited about the quality of submissions! This year, we’ve opened applications for those looking to attend Devcon with Builder and Student discounts, as Speakers, Supporters, Volunteers or as Press. But what about improvements for General Attendance passes? Today we want to announce the Auction & Raffle - A new method for ticket distribution and a way for you...
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Ropsten, Rinkeby & Kiln Deprecation Announcement

Reminder: the Gray Glacier upgrade is scheduled for block 15,050,000, expected June 29, 2022 The Kiln Merge testnet, launched earlier this year, will be shut down shortly after the Ethereum mainnet’s transition to proof-of-stake. Ropsten, Ethereum’s longest-lived proof-of-work testnet, has transitionned to proof-of-stake. It will be shut down in Q4 2022. Rinkeby, a geth-based proof-of-authority testnet, will not transition to proof-of-stake and will be shut down in Q2/Q3 2023. Users and developers are encouraged to migrate ASAP to Goerli or...