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Taiko Hekla Testnet

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Here are some noticeable changes on Hekla:

  • Archive L1 node is no longer required to run a Taiko L1 node.
  • Enabled EIP-4844 blobs for DA with compression.
  • Enabled snap sync for the latest unverified L2 block in taiko-geth.
  • Adjusted the L2 block gas issuance to 60M gas per 12 seconds, which is 4x of Ethereum’s; changed L2 block gas limit to 240M gas which is 8x Ethereum’s.
  • Fine-tuned our EIP1559 configurations.
  • Improved guardian prover infrastructure.
  • Enabled 2-step claiming of L2-to-L1 bridged tokens.
  • Added risc0 verifier contract.
  • Fixed a few protocol bugs.

To see a full list of changes, check out Taiko protocol 1.4.0 release note.

Besides these changes, Hekla features the same Based Contestable Rollup (BCR) mechanism as Katla. Taiko will launch on mainnet utilizing the BCR architecture.

As for what you can do on Hekla, as always, you can swap, use various ecosystem dapps, deploy contracts, run a node, propose, and prove blocks — all permissionlessly. To do all of that, visit the updated documentation here.

What about Katla?

Katla will be deprecated on May 10th.

Katla was intended to be the final testnet before the planned mainnet launch. However, Taiko tooks the opportunity to introduce Hekla to thoroughly test the additional features and improvements mentioned above.





Taiko has announced that Hekla, its latest testnet with EIP-4844 enabled, is now open to the public.

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from 25 Apr 2024 06:00(UTC+3)



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