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Ethereum developers want to suppress GETH as the price in USD soars

Ethereum developers have announced plans to phase out the Goerli testnet, a testing platform used by developers to test their decentralized applications (dApps) on the Ethereum blockchain. The decision to let the testnet “slowly die” was attributed to the recent surge in the price of GETH, which has made it more expensive to operate and maintain the testnet.

The soaring USD price of GETH leads Ethereum developers to make drastic decisions

Goerli’s testnet was created in early 2019 to allow developers to test their dApps without having to spend Ether, the cryptocurrency used on Ethereum’s blockchain.

The testing network was designed to be a “proof-of-authority” network, meaning transactions are validated by a small group of trusted validators instead of the large number of nodes that validate transactions on the main Ethereum network.

This made it faster and cheaper to use than the main network and allowed developers to more easily test their dApps.

However, the recent surge in the price of the platform’s native token has made it more expensive to manage the Goerli testnet.

Each transaction on the testnet requires payment of a small amount of GETH as a transaction fee, and as the price of the token has risen, the cost of these fees has also increased.

This has made it more difficult for developers to use the testnet to test their dApps and has led to a decline in usage.

As a result, Ethereum developers have decided to phase out Goerli’s testnet and encourage developers to use other testing platforms.

In a blog post announcing the decision, Ethereum developer Péter Szilágyi said:

“we have come to the conclusion that the Goerli testnet has achieved its purpose and it is time to move on.” 

He added:

“we do not want to spend resources on a network that is not widely used and is becoming increasingly expensive to maintain.”

The decision to phase out the Goerli test network was met with mixed reactions from the Ethereum community. Some developers expressed disappointment with the decision, saying that the testnet was a valuable resource for testing dApps and that its phasing out will make it more difficult for developers to test their applications.

Others, however, argued that the decision was necessary given the increased costs of maintaining the testnet.

In the wake of the announcement, Ethereum developers have been working to promote other test platforms, such as Rinkeby and Ropsten. Rinkeby is a proof-of-authority testnet similar to Goerli, while Ropsten is a proof-of-work testnet that more closely resembles Ethereum’s core network.

Both networks have been in operation for several years and are widely used by developers.

Ethereum will move the testnets elsewhere

However, the rising price of the native token has also led to a number of challenges for the Ethereum ecosystem.

One of the biggest challenges has been the rising cost of using the network, particularly in terms of transaction fees.

As the price of the native GETH asset increased, transaction fees also increased, making it more expensive for users to interact with the Ethereum blockchain.

Even though the decision to phase out the Goerli test network may be disappointing to some developers, it is important to remember that Ethereum is a constantly evolving ecosystem, continually looking for ways to improve and optimize its technology.

As the price of Ether continues to rise and the demand for Ethereum-based dApps grows, there is likely to be a continued focus on solutions that can make the network more efficient, more scalable, and more convenient for users around the world.

The decision to phase out the Goerli testnet and move users to the Sepolia testnet is part of a broader effort by Ethereum developers to optimize the network and prepare for the transition to Ethereum 2.0.

The Sepolia testnet is a new test network designed to help developers test their dApps in a more realistic environment that closely mirrors the Ethereum mainnet.

Unlike the Goerli testnet, which is a public testnet that anyone can join, the Sepolia testnet is currently a permissioned chain, open only to a select group of validators who are helping to test the network.

However, the plan is to open the Sepolia testnet to a larger group of users and allow anyone to run a validator node on the network.

The Sepolia testnet is built on the same technology stack as the Ethereum mainnet and is designed to replicate the mainnet environment as closely as possible.

This includes using the same consensus mechanism (Proof-of-Work), the same gas rates, and the same transaction throughput.

By testing dApps on the Sepolia testnet, developers can get a better idea of how their applications will behave in the real world and identify any potential problems before deploying their dApps on the Ethereum mainnet.

One of the advantages of Sepolia’s testnet is that it is designed to be more scalable than Ethereum’s current mainnet.

This is made possible by the use of sharding, a technique of dividing the network into smaller partitions (called shards) that can process transactions in parallel.

Sharding is a key feature of Ethereum 2.0 and is expected to significantly increase the network’s transaction throughput while reducing the cost of using it.

Although the Sepolia test network is still in its early stages and not yet open to the public, it represents an important step forward for the Ethereum ecosystem.

By providing developers with a more realistic testing environment, Ethereum developers can help accelerate the development and deployment of new dApps on the network.

In addition, by leveraging the scalability benefits of sharding, the Sepolia test network can help pave the way for a more efficient and cost-effective Ethereum ecosystem in the future.

Ultimately, the decision to phase out the Goerli testnet and transfer users to the Sepolia testnet is necessary in light of the evolving needs of the Ethereum ecosystem.

While the Goerli testnet has been an important testing platform for Ethereum developers in recent years, the rising cost of maintaining the network has made it increasingly difficult to support.

Going forward, the Sepolia testnet represents a promising new testing platform that can help accelerate the development and deployment of new dApps on the Ethereum network.

With continued innovation and advances in the world of decentralized finance and blockchain technology, we can expect to see continued improvements to the Ethereum ecosystem in the years to come.