“We are happy to announce the launch of an early Pre-Shanghai testnet we are calling “Shandong.” This is an experiment testnet run in cooperation with EF DevOps, which activates a set of selected Shanghai-EIPs for early client testing.”
MariusVanDerWijden, a software engineer at Ethereum, posted a track of all ongoing Shandong testnet projects on github.com, which included seven EIPs.
The Five Active EIPs
- EIP-3540: EVM Object Format EOF v1
- EIP-3651: Warm COINBASE
- EIP-3670: EOF-Code Validation
- EIP-3855: PUSH0 instruction
- EIP-3860: Limit and meter initcode
Essential features of the Shandong Testnet
“We have an EL block explorer up and running, a faucet to fund your transaction experiments as well as an open RPC endpoint if you do not want to run an own node.”
The team launched Shandong Testnet as a pure Java Script testnet that runs on numerous lodestar and Ethereum Java Script client boot nodes. Shandong testnet will bring the Ethereum Java Script EL clientele, including the new boundaries (Lodestar) explored that are entirely responsible for the testnet setup.
Shandong Runs on PoS Consensus
Shandong Testnet is now the first and only testnet available on the Ethereum ecosystem since the Smart contracting platform transformed from a Proof of Work to a Proof of Stake Consensus Mechanism commonly referred to as The Merge. Ethereum’s Hard fork upgrade allows Paritosh, a developer at Ethereum F, to partner with the EF DevOps team to tool and configure optimizations of similar PoS-only testnet in the future.
“This is also the first post-Merge only testnet (so: the Merge is just activated from Genesis onwards). This allowed parithosh_j and EF DevOps team for tooling and config optimizations for similar future Merge-only testnet,”