Cloudflare Announces Support For Ethereum Merge And Testnets
Content delivery network and DDOS protection firm Cloudflare has announced support for the Ethereum Merge and support for Sepolia and Goerli testnets on Ethereum gateways. Internet infrastructure giant Cloudflare support for the Merge is crucial as it allows users and devices to access the Ethereum network.
Cloudflare Ethereum Gateway Support to Sepolia and Goerli Testnets and Merge
Cloudflare is the largest internet infrastructure company with a market share of 80%. Most crypto platforms including FTX, KuCoin, Kraken, Coinbase, WazirX, eToro, CoinMarketCap, Coingecko, Nexo, and others depend on Cloudflare to connect to the internet.
Cloudflare on September 13 announced support for the Ethereum Merge on the Ethereum network. Also, Cloudflare’s Ethereum gateway will now support the Sepolia and Goerli testnets. Users can use the Merge testnets to test and develop decentralized apps (DApps), as well as, test upgrades on the network.
“The Ethereum Gateway allows any customer to interact with the Ethereum network without needing to run their own dedicated node.”
Testnet support by Cloudflare will ensure reliability, feasibility, and security in implementing changes before deploying to the Ethereum Mainnet.
Furthermore, Cloudflare also announced deprecating Rinkeby signer operated to support the Ethereum ecosystem. The support for the Rinkeby testnet will end on January 15, 2023, as per the time set by the Ethereum Foundation.
In addition, the Ethereum Foundation has also announced users and developers to migrate to Goerli or Sepolia testnets. Ethereum Merge testnets Kiln, Ropsten, and Rinkeby will deprecate and shut down soon.
Ethereum Clients and Developers Ready for PoS Transition
The Ethereum Merge is set to happen on September 15 at around 04:00 UTC, as per Ethereum Foundation’s Merge tracker. Also, almost 85% of nodes have upgraded to the latest Ethereum client releases.
Currently, there are nearly 5000 remaining blocks to mine. Miners will become obsolete as Ethereum shifts to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus.
At the time of writing, Ethereum’s (ETH) price is trading at $1,611, down almost 6% in the last 24 hours.
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