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The Merge

The Merge refers to the Ethereum upgrade that merged Ethereum Mainnet with the Beacon Chain Proof of Stake system. This marked the end of Proof of Work (PoW) for Ethereum, and the full transition to Proof of Stake (PoS).


The Merge was executed successfully on September 15, 2022.

We highly recommend your read our blog post "What you need to know to get ready for the Ethereum Merge: Infura Developers Edition" .

The Merge is designed to have minimal impact on how Ethereum operates for end users, smart contracts, and dapps.


Use the following resources to learn more, and attend or watch workshops related to The Merge:

Prepare for The Merge

The Rinkeby, Kovan, and Ropsten testnets are deprecated. We recommend developers migrate dapps to the Goerli testnet.