A newly launched full Proof of Stake (PoS) ethereum testnet, Kiln, is now processing more transactions than the ethereum network itself.
1.3 million transactions a day are currently handled by Kiln, while ethereum itself is processing close to 1.1 million transactions. Parithosh Jayanthi, an eth2.0 developer, says:
“The RPC was down for some time today… We never expected it to be handling a large portion of the ~1.3 million requests a day.”
This is the only merge specific testnet launched back in March with the oldest running Proof of Work testnet, Ropsten, also now moving towards the merge.
The beacon chain has just been launched for it, with final steps being taken to upgrade on or around June 8th, a week from now.
That’s more a dress rehearsal for the live launch in potentially three months, with two other testnets to merge thereafter.
That will give developers, as well as entities like exchanges, further opportunities to test how their app will function on the soon to be new ethereum network.
The huge popularity of Kiln so showing that the ecosystem is pretty excited about the upgrade and is taking all the necessary measures for it to be as smooth as possible with it just weeks to go now after years and years of research and development.