The Ethereum Foundation has disclosed in a blog post that a mainnet upgrade Shapella (including Shanghai+Capella) is going through its conclusive stages. The platform mentioned that the respective upgrade is going through its pre-launch sequence. This phase is related to the public testnets.
Sapolia Testnet to Witness a Shanghai Upgrade in February
The platform disclosed that the Zhejiang testnet is presently functional and the users as well as stakers can utilize it for the testing of Shapella at present. In addition to this, the Ethereum Foundation asserted that Sepolia (the initial of the established public testnets) is planned to experience the respective upgrade on the 28th of this month. As per the platform, the Shapella upgrade comprises several features. Nonetheless, the most significant thing is that the consensus layer and the stakers will be permitted to carry out withdrawals.
The platform added that the Shapella upgrade will be beneficial for infrastructure providers, node operators, the Ethereum stakers, and so on. The relevant parties are advised by the Ethereum Foundation to be focused on the latest upgrade as well as test their software. The platform disclosed that it will upgrade every public testnet.
Academic Grants Round of Ethereum Goes Live
Apart from that, if everything moves according to the schedule, the next stage is the mainnet launch which will shortly take place, in the words of the Ethereum Foundation. Along with this, the platform made another announcement. This is related to Academic Grants Round. The platform brought to the front that the facility is presently live.