Ethereum core developer Tim Beiko has released suggestions ahead of the expected merge, urging users to test functions to ensure nothing is broken at the rollout.
The developer asks users to pay attention and ensure that they are ready for the merge, where the Ethereum blockchain will move to the proof-of-stake consensus model.
The testnets that have been released so far are reportedly meant to ensure that there are no cross-client issues and that the running applications will not break after the merge.
Beiko has remarked that there were unlikely major problems after the merge since most of the changes affected only the protocol layer and not the application layer.
The developer has informed users that there will be two major changes to how the smart contracts work in the merge. The method of beacon randomness running applications will change.
A few thoughts on #TestingTheMerge:— Tim Beiko | timbeiko.eth 🔥🧱 (@TimBeiko) May 23, 2022
1. Protocol layer testing != application level testing. Client + protocol testing teams focus mostly on changes to the protocol not causing cross-client issues or breaking existing applications.