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Why do we still need to sync geth after the merge?

Why is it still required to sync geth after the merge? The beacon chain is now the real Eth chain, and all that's needed should be a snapshot of the network state at the time of the merge?
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Sync Error after The Merge

We are facing the problem of sync after the merge is completed. Gives multiple errors and one of them is "peer connected on snap without compatible eth support"
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Do Light-clients still work after merge?

After the merge, my light client suddenly stopped working. Is there a way to fix this/ do I need to run a consensus node? Thank you!
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"Exceeds Block gas Limit" Error After Merge

We are running a local eth node and after merge our ledger stopped and we set up a new node but it gives 2 main errors, first "Exceeds Block gas Limit" How we will solve that problem? What ...
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How can you make sure you have your fee recipient set correctly?

Using Teku, Prysm, or other consensus client, how can you make sure your fee recipient is getting the fees from staking? Is there a way to see where your fees are going on the block explorers? Should ...
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Effect on Gas Fee from Eth Merge and expected time to see changes

I am working on an NFT project for a client and I would like to know if I should wait to deploy the smart contracts to the mainnet for lesser gas fee as it is a financially restricted project and ...
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How is the Ethereum merge counter-timer calculated?

How are these estimates calculated?
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How will block height work after the merge

I understand that currently the PoW chain and the beacon chain are both executing simultaneously as two (basically) distinct blockchains. I also understand that after the merge the beacon chain will ...
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Why ETH merge use TTD instead of block number?

Setting a specific Block Number is predictable because each block takes ~13sec (approximately) to mine, so why was TTD chosen to trigger the Merge?
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What is the current system requirements to be an Ethereum Validator node?

What kind of system do I need to run an Ethereum validator node at home? And do I need a static stable internet connection? If requirements are too high, doesn't that mean I need to pay for a VPS? And ...
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Does being an ethereum validator post-merge require me to have a computer on running core Ethereum?

If I'm a validator post-merge, do I need to have a computer running to verify blocks on the network? If not, then how am I a validator?
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What is the best way to claim my ETHW (POW) forked coins after the merge?

What is an easy way to claim my ETHW post merge forked coins? Is there a good RPC to connect to?
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Is there a time delay when the Ethereum merge happens or does it just happen instantly?

During the Ethereum merge of 2022, does it happen instantly or is there a certain delay before it completes the transition? If so won't this affect certain things that are set to expire or unlock if ...
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Miner-modifiability of block timestamp after the Merge

Under proof of work, the Ethereum block interval varied, but miners could modify the block timestamp by +/-15 seconds, as long as the modified value was greater than the parent timestamp, without the ...
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How to move a validator from VPS into DappNode?

My DappNode stuck at customs. PROOF It will not arrive on time for the merge. I want to do it, like an achievement, badge of honour, "I was there" So... I will start on some VPS and then in ...
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Where can I predict and follow the exact time of Ethereum Merge event?

I need to book a bar for the event. The bar needs to know at least one day ahead when they are booked for a private event.
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What would be implications of Ethereum's merge for MEV searchers?

Within a few days, Ethereum will eventually be transmitted from PoW to PoS. The question is will MEV searchers (who use MEV relay API) need to do any update on their code? (i.e. change relay API ...
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Why ethereum before the Merge is called execution layer and the Merge is called consensus layer?

Doesn't the origin ethereum before the Merge have a consensus layer(the PoW consensus) too? If so, why it's called the execution layer now, and only the Merge is called the execution layer?
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The connection among Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD), Difficulty, and Total Difficulty

What is the connection between Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD), Difficulty, and Total Difficulty? Why can Total Difficulty increase if Difficulty decreases? I know that: difficulty: QUANTITY - ...
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What version of geth do i need for the merge?

What version of geth do i need for the merge? Will my node with Vectra (v1.10.20) run smoothly after the merge without updating to the latest version?
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Where is the Json Web Token flag in geth?

I am running a teku consensus node for the ETH merge, which requires a json web token to be configured using the ee-jwt-secret-file configuration option. To run the two successfully, I need to use the ...
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How many proposers are selected during one epoch?

Suppose there are enough validators(128 X 64 X 32). In one epoch, which one is true? 64 x 32 proposers/ one proposer for each (shard, slot) 32 proposers/ one proposer for each slot 64 proposers/ one ...
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How stable is the block time after Ethereum PoS? [duplicate]

I understand that PoW basically depends on luck. If the target block time is 10 minutes, if lucky, 3 minutes, if unlucky, will not be able to find the hash even after 30 minutes. How stable is the ...
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What exactly will trigger the merge?

I read an article about the delay of the difficulty bomb and understand reasonably well how the difficulty bomb will lead to longer and longer block times. But it’s still not clear to me what will ...
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Validator Stake Size

Quick question about what happens if a validator/stake pool gets too large? That can be quite dangerous if there is no parameter in place to prevent a max limit of stake inside a pool right? Is there ...
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Hard forks after the merge: Can validators continue on both chains?

When Ethereum decides to do an upgrade after the merge, do validators have to pick which chain they're going to support i.e. if they sign blocks / attest on both chains after a hardfork has occurred ...
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How would ethereum migrate a whole transaction history after The Merge?

I have read press release of upcoming The Merge and face with promise to save a whole transaction history without tech details: No history is lost. As Mainnet gets merged with the Beacon Chain, it ...
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prysm consensus node returns runtime error: invalid memory address or nil pointer dereference error

I am in preparation to get my --sepolia node work after post-merge. I have been following run-a-beacon-node-using-prysm documentation. Started beacon node using sudo ./prysm.sh beacon-chain --http-...
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New testnet and what to know after Eth merge and existing test nets deprecation

I am just starting to learn solidity in depth and with Eth merge coming, Rinkeby and few other test nets will be depracated. I tried to get some test Eth with Rinkeby and Sepolia but constantly fail ...
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Does the upcoming Merge to Proof of Stake reduce supply or tighten it?

With the talked about merge to POS, what does this impact besides getting rid of POW miners? Will emissions be the same % as POW? How does the merge affect supply of coins?
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What is Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD)?

I know there are difficulty and totalDifficulty like mentioned in geth's json-rpc API. difficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the difficulty for this block. totalDifficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the total ...
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The Merge: should I stick with jsonrpc or move to eth api's?

I'm trying to understand what happens after the merge, what should my frontend clients do. Should they stick with the execution layer (EL) jsonrpc (they'll still have access to the latest transactions,...
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Which Ethereum testnet will be supported after the merge (Paris/Bellatrix)?

The Ethereum execution layer (EVM) will be merged with the Ethereum consensus layer (beacon chain) in an event, called "The Merge." The code name for the merge will be Paris hardfork on the ...
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