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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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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…. Continue Reading →

DEVCON VI: TICKET SALES BEGIN & MORE!

Raffle + Supporter apps closing, and meet Community Hubs – 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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Wrapping up Devconnect, looking ahead!

A few weeks ago, we came together in Amsterdam for the first-ever Devconnect. Over eight days, members of the Ethereum community hosted events, intensive workshops, and enlightening talks. When we announced Devconnect, we envisioned the ecosystem coming together for depth-first… Continue Reading →

Ropsten Merge Announcement

Ropsten will be the first longstanding testnet to run through The Merge A new Ropsten Beacon Chain was launched on May 30, 2022 to provide consensus to the network The Ropsten Beacon Chain will upgrade to merge-compatible protocol rules (Bellatrix)… Continue Reading →

Finalized no. 35

the Ethereum consensus-layer – tl;dr ETHStaker/clr.fund Ethereum Staking CLR in progress! Don’t wait, 5 days left to contribute Data Availability Sampling is a hard but critical problem. Submit a proposal to the DAS RFP to get involved: $1.5M in funding… Continue Reading →

Secured #4: Bug Bounty Rewards now up to $250,000 USD

Protecting the Ethereum Protocol – The Ethereum Foundation Bug Bounty Program is one of the earliest and longest running programs of its kind. It was launched in 2015 and targeted the Ethereum PoW mainnet and related software. In 2020, a… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Foundation Report

April 2022 – Today, we’ve published the EF report, which we hope helps the community understand what the Ethereum Foundation is, our core principles, and our vision of Ethereum as an infinite garden. Click here to read the full report,… Continue Reading →

Secured #3: Security Teams

Protecting the Ethereum consensus-layer – Over the past year, the Ethereum Foundation has significantly grown its team of dedicated security researchers and engineers. Members have joined from a variety of backgrounds ranging from cryptography, security architecture, risk management, exploit development… Continue Reading →

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