Gnosis Chain’s Beacon Chain architecture means that compatibility with Ethereum is locked in. That means all future EIPs can be implemented on Gnosis Chain. It also means that Gnosis Chain upgrades can be implemented on Ethereum, should it prove to be valuable to the broader ecosystem.
Core devs continuously push upgrades from the Ethereum mainnet onto Gnosis Chain. The most immediate being the Shanghai and Capella upgrades to shadow the Ethereum roadmap. As the first initial step towards completing the upgrade, Gnosis Chain’s Chiado testnet will hardfork on 24 May 2023 at 12:12:00 UTC, Epoch: 244224.
Shanghai will enable GNO staking withdrawals for Gnosis Chain, as opposed to the current model which does not allow for staked GNO to be withdrawn. Shanghai is the name given to the execution layer (EL) upgrade and Capella is the name of the coinciding consensus layer (CL) upgrade. Shapella refers to the combination of both Shanghai and Capella into a single name.
Staking on Gnosis Chain allows you to participate in securing the network while earning rewards. Only 1 GNO is required and the process is incredibly user-friendly. Gnosis Chain is a community-run chain secured by thousands of at-home stakers around the world. It is a credibly neutral, resilient network owned and secured by the community of builders and users that utilize its infrastructure.
Run a Chiado node and support the network ahead of the Shapella upgrade on the Gnosis Chain mainnet! Resources are linked below ⬇️⬇️⬇️
How to Participate
Feel free to visit the #chiado-testnet channel on Discord to request Chiado participation keys. We'll be happy to assist you!
Stay tuned for further updates!