Ethereum developers managed to seamlessly run the “Merge” update on the public Sepolia testnet, which will move the Ethereum network from PoW to PoS. The Sepolia proof-of-work chain was reportedly successfully merged with the proof-of-stake chain, and this development was positively received by the Ethereum community. ETH price rallied as high as $1,170, up 5% in the last 24 hours.

Ethereum educator Anthony Sassano, in his post on Twitter, said that after this successful testnet, the Goerli network is the testnet work. After the Goerli network has also undergone a stable testnet process, it will be time to combine the Ethereum mainnet with the proof-of-stake chain. The Goerli testnet is expected to be implemented in the next few weeks.

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With the successful execution of the testnet work, it is thought that there will be no delay in the transition to the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism of the Ethereum mainnet. In the past, delays were announced for this big update. Now, the Ethereum mainnet update is expected to happen by the end of the year.

These tests, conducted before the mainnet merger, are seen as extremely important studies to identify the shortcomings and the difficulties that can be met in the big update. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said in a statement about the testnet work that there may be some minor issues that are not encountered in testnets, but that can be seen in the mainnet merger. In addition, Buterin stated that he predicted that some difficulties that may arise during the Merge update may arise in 3rd party infrastructures that do not participate in the testnet, but that there will be no insurmountable problems.

Ethereum price was recorded as $1,169.37 at the time of writing, according to CoinGecko data. The last 24-hour trading volume of Ethereum (ETH) was $12,543,638,337. ETH price is up 2.6% in the last 24 hours.