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Cloudflare, a content delivery network and DDOS security firm, has announced support for Ethereum Merge as well as support for Sepolia/Goerli testnets via Ethereum gateways. Cloudflare, the internet infrastructure giant, supports the Merge because it allows users and devices access to the Ethereum network.
Cloudflare Ethereum Gateway Support to Sepolia and Goerli Testnets and Merge
Cloudflare has a market share of over 80% and is the biggest internet infrastructure company. Big Crypto Startups and Companies like FTX, KuCoin, Kraken, Coinbase, WazirX, eToro, CoinMarketCap, Coingecko, Nexo, and others rely on Cloudflare to connect to the internet.
Cloudflare’s Ethereum gateway now supports the Sepolia/Goerli testnets. The Merge testnets can be used by users to develop and test decentralized apps (DApps) and upgrade the network. In addition, Cloudflare’s testnet support will ensure that changes are implemented to the Ethereum Mainnet with no downtime, feasibility, or security.
Cloudflare announced that the Rinkeby signer was no longer needed to support Ethereum. According to the Ethereum Foundation, Rinkeby support will cease on January 15, 2023. The Ethereum Foundation also announced that developers and users could migrate to the Sepolia or Goerli testnets. In addition, the Ethereum Merge testnets Kiln and Ropsten will be deprecated and shut down shortly.
Ethereum Clients and Developers Ready for PoS Transition
According to the Ethereum Foundation’s Merge tracker, the Ethereum Merge will take place on September 15 at 04:00 UTC. Nearly 85% of nodes are also updated with the latest Ethereum client releases.
There are still nearly 5000 blocks left to mine. As Ethereum moves to proof-of-stake (PoS), miners will be obsolete. Ethereum (ETH) is trading at $1611, down nearly 6% over the past 24 hours.
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