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November 30, 2022

R&D

Ropsten Shutdown Announcement
Ropsten Shutdown Announcement

by Protocol Support Team

As previously announced, the Ropsten network has been deprecated and will be shut down in the coming weeks. Over the past few months, infrastructure providers have gradually stopped supporting the network and validator participation rates have been steadily declining. The vast majority of remaining validator nodes will be shut down during the December 15-31, 2022 period. After this, Ropsten will no longer be supported by client, testing or infrastructure teams. As a reminder, the next testnet to be sunset is Rinkeby. The network will be live until mid-2023 to give users and application developers the chance to migrate to either Goerli or Sepolia. That said, Rinkeby does not support The Merge, nor will it support future network upgrades. It is no longer a feature-equivalent replica of

by Devcon Team

A few weeks ago in October, much of the Ethereum community came together in South America as we reunited for Devcon VI in Bogotá, Colombia! Today we want to say Thank You(!) to every attendee, volunteer, and contributor that made Devcon VI a success. In this blog post, we will recap the highlights of an incredibly fun event, and reminisce about Community Hubs, the Road to Devcon, insightful talks and panels, beautifully designed presenter rooms, and much more. Watch the Recap Video to refresh your memory and enjoy the Devcon VI vibe!

by Team Next Billion

The Ethereum Foundation (EF) exists to help the Ethereum ecosystem thrive, and there are still many discoveries to be made about what Ethereum can do for the world. That's why we support individuals that have the potential to unlock parts of Ethereum's story that are still unwritten. The Devcon Scholars Program provided support to make Devcon more accessible for 50 individuals whom we believed to have the potential to make a positive impact on Ethereum and its community, but who were unable to attend without financial assistance.

October 10, 2022

Org

Announcing the EF Fellowship Program, Cohort #2

by Team Next Billion

Things are looking up for Ethereum. Now that The Merge is complete, a huge weight (measured in tonnes of CO2) has been lifted from the Ethereum community's collective conscience. And the world-at-large is watching to see what this community does next. Right now the ecosystem has a unique opportunity to show the skeptics what Ethereum can do -- how a foundational layer of trust on the open internet can be used to tackle the big coordination problems that we have yet to solve. The road to Serenity is long, and Ethereum's impact is still small on the scale of human institutions, societies, or economies. In recent years we have collectively grown quite fond of the term public good, but we must remember that "public" means *all 8-billion

October 10, 2022

Devcon

Announcing Supporters & Impact Booths

by Devcon Team

This year’s Devcon is special in many ways. We’ve used the last three years to create a whole new experience based on all that we’ve seen at past Devcons, and lessons learned while event-planning during the pandemic. Devcon VI involved the community via Community Hubs and Devcon Improvement Proposals (DIPs), features a Public Goods Supporters Program that replaces a traditional sponsorship effort, and will introduce Impact Booths in Bogotá.

October 4, 2022

Devcon

The Devcon VI Manual

by Devcon Team

Welcome to Devcon! This is your Devcon VI Manual, and it includes everything you need to know about Devcon, the surroundings and more. Read closely as we cover things to be aware of before departure, during transit to the venue from Bogotá’s international airport El Dorado, and information related to pre-registration dates, community efforts at Devcon VI, side/after events, and more! Bookmark this tab if you’re heading to Devcon, and we can’t wait to see you all soon.

September 9, 2022

R&D

Kiln Shutdown Announcement

by Protocol Support Team

The Merge is happening soon! This post explains how and when the upgrade will happen, along with the client versions compatible with it. Kiln, an Ethereum merge testnet launched in early 2022, will be shut down during the week of September 12, 2022. Ropsten and Rinkeby are also deprecated and scheduled to be sunset in Q4 2022 and Q3 2023 respectively. Users and developers should migrate to Goerli & Sepolia, which will keep being maintained and upgraded to reflect changes to the Ethereum mainnet for the forseable future. As previously announced, the Kiln, Ropsten and Rinkeby testnets are now deprecated and will be shut down over the coming months. **Kiln, which was launched for the purposes of testing post-merge Ethereum prior to existing testnets merging, will

September 1, 2022

R&D

Ethereum Protocol Fellowship: The Third Cohort

by Protocol Support Team

Do you enjoy solving interesting and challenging problems? Are you interested in getting involved at the most foundational level of the Ethereum protocol? The Protocol Support Team (EF) is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship (formerly Core Developer Apprenticeship Program (CDAP))! With the Merge closing in (58750000000000000000000 🥳), Ethereum core developers are looking forward to the next steps in the protocol’s development and there is a need for qualified and committed people to help create an increasingly powerful and robust Ethereum network. Enter the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship.

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