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Sepolia Merge Announcement

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, will maintain an open validator set to allow for stakers to test the transition.
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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...
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Fellowship Program: Cohort #2 Applications Open & Cohort #1 Roundup

Ethereum is a living thing. Yes, at its core there is a virtual machine (the EVM) that runs and faithfully calculates a new state from block to block, but the magic of Ethereum is that one little state machine can be shared by millions of people who might not have anything in common besides an internet connection and their own secret key. The developers, designers, artists, farmers, bankers, students, politicians, entertainers and even lawyers who use and depend on Ethereum...
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Gray Glacier Upgrade Announcement

The Ethereum network will be undergoing a scheduled network upgrade at block 15,050,000, which is expected to occur on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The exact date is subject to change due to variable block times and time zones. Please upgrade your node before Monday, June 27, 2022 to account for variable block times.
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Spotlight on LatAm: Identity solutions for Govtech

The following is an update from Ethereum Foundation Fellow Chuy Cepeda. Our identities hold immense power. In a time when people take great pride in using multiple pseudonyms or personas, we often think about how to identify ourselves. I identify as a native of Monterrey, Mexico, a Latin-American, a son, brother, father, husband, engineer, Ph.D., entrepreneur, dog lover, hitchhiker, and a believer that democracies are suffering. Looking back at a time when I started meeting people from different countries and...
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DEVCON VI: Applications Online, Participation Details Inside [ENG/ESP]

Queridos amigos, It’s happening. Devcon is back! When we first announced that Devcon would take place in Bogotá, we spoke about all the city had to offer, and what we dreamed the event could become. Later this year, we will finally meet in Bogotá. With Devconnect now wrapped up, our team is working to bring Devconnect’s older sister, Devcon, to life. We can’t wait to unite the Ethereum ecosystem in the vibrant capital of Colombia. But enough with the teasers!...
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Ropsten TTD Announcement

A Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD) of 50000000000000000 has been selected for the Ropsten Merge. Stakers and node operators must manually override the TTD in both their execution and consensus layer clients before June 7, 2022. Proof-of-Work testnets can have volatile hash rates and the exact timing of The Merge on Ropsten is hard to predict accurately. Assuming no unexpected hash rate fluctuations, we expect The Merge to happen around June 8-9, 2022. Note that syncing an execution layer client on...
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Grantee Roundup: May 2022

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we check in on projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by grantees! ___