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Ethereum testnet Beacon Chain launched and ready for trial merge

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The Sepolia testnet Beacon Chain has gone live, setting the stage for its merge dress rehearsal to give Ethereum network developers valuable technical insights.Upon merging with its dedicated Beacon Chain, the Sepolia testnet will begin reaching consensus using proof of stake (PoS) rather than proof of work (PoW) which will provide data on what may happen when the Ethereum mainnet performs its merge.The Ethereum Sepolia Beacon Chain has been deployed!The Merge is coming https://t.co/IuJBnFp0XxThe exact date of the Sepolia merge has not been determined.Testnet merges are essential for Ethereum developers and independent project developers using the Ethereum network to understand what they can expect when the actual merge takes place.

Just like on the testnets, the Ethereum mainnet merge will see the entire network transition to PoS consensus and should reduce the energy consumption of Ethereum by 99.9%.Sepolia was launched in October 2021.

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