Today will be the launch of the görli testnet at GörliCon (with chainID and networkID 5) - prepare your wallets! This testnet is exciting as it brings geth and parity closer together. Before geth and parity had separate PoA testnets (geth:rinkeby | parity:kovan) - now there will be a PoA tetnet where both clients (and more clients) can work together in harmony.
Here is @5chdn’s original post about Goerli: https://dev.to/5chdn/the-grli-testnet-proposal---a-call-for-participation-58pf. TIL that it actually has support for five clients! In addition to geth and parity there’s pantheon, nethermind, and ethereumjs. Very cool.
Is there a public rpcUrl available for Goerli right now?
Yes multiple - find them here: https://mudit.blog/getting-started-goerli-testnet/
we should really add them to chainid.network https://github.com/ethereum-lists/chains/issues/12
Thanks! Yeah, I agree. I’m going to do that