How Kiln is contributing to the Ethereum Merge
Loïc Titren
Loïc Titren
Crypto 101
June 27, 2022

How Kiln is contributing to the Ethereum Merge

What is the Merge

The Merge is the next big upgrade of the Ethereum protocol. It will replace the current Proof of Work (PoW) consensus by Proof of Stake (PoS), which will make the network 99.95% more energy-efficient and more decentralized.

Before happening on Mainnet, the Merge has to be tested on multiple representative test networks. The goal is to simulate this complex operation at scale and see potential errors in Ethereum clients or node operators infrastructure setups.

As a staking platform operating thousands of validator nodes on Ethereum mainnet, we are proud to be contributing to testing the Merge!

Our Contribution

Kiln has worked closely with the community to test and qualify the Merge on different testnets, using multiple diverse validator set-ups and in-development versions, reporting bugs and providing feedback. To do this, Kiln has contributed to the following testnets used for the Merge:

Network  Kiln validators live Merge Status
Kiln*
  • 1 Prysm
  • 1 Teku
Successfully merged!
Ropsten
  • 100 Prysm
  • 100 Teku
Successfully merged!

Sepolia

  • 50 Prysm
  • 50 Teku
Estimated ~July 6th

Goerli

  •  600 Prysm
To be defined

Mainnet

  • 7000+ Prysm
  • 390 Teku
To be defined

*Believe it or not, the name is a complete coincidence!

These steps are crucial to help the Merge succeed on Mainnet, and we are really proud to contribute to this community effort led by the Ethereum Foundation.

About Kiln

Kiln is an enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling businesses to stake directly or white-label staking functionality into their products. We provide a platform API for staking and data operations, along with a reference front-end implementation and accompanying source.

We are live on Ethereum, Solana, Tezos, Near, Avalanche, Cosmos, Juno, Ki, Osmosis, with a track record of operational excellence, over $400M stake under management, and upcoming support for many additional protocols.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Thanks @pwnh4, @manunalepa

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