On July 28, lead Ethereum developer Tim Beiko announced the final details before the final testing phase of the Merge.The latest proof-of-stake testnet transition will be on the Goerli testnet, the closest simulation of the Ethereum mainnet. The Goerli version of the Beacon Chain is called Prater, and it will be merged with the testnet between August 6 and 12.
The bulletin said that only one more testnet remains following several devnets, shadow forks, and Merges on deprecated testnets.It added that node operators will need to update both their consensus layer and execution layer clients in tandem. Ethereum holders and stakers will not need to take any action.These changes only affect node operators and testnet participants. The real deal has been slated for September 19, according to previous developer announcements. However, this could be delayed if there are issues with the Goerli testing phase.