Ethereum - Rinkeby and Ropsten deprecated

Modified on Wed, 10 Aug 2022 at 10:57 AM

Following the deprecation of the Rinkeby and Ropsten support, we dropped both Rinkeby and Ropsten completely.

Sepolia is the default Ethereum testnet.

What does it mean?

  • Any API call explicitly made toward Rinkeby or Ropsten will either fail with a validation error (no endpoint found) or be automatically redirected to Sepolia and return the requested data from Sepolia instead of Rinkeby or Ropsten.
    For example, requesting the number of the latest block on Ropsten will return the number of the latest block on Sepolia.
  • You cannot access any of your data on Ropsten or Rinkeby such as NFTs, smart contracts, or transactions. However, you can still reuse your existing addresses and private keys as well as notifications attached to the addresses on Sepolia. Virtual accounts and subscriptions attached to them remain under your API key but reference Sepolia.

How can you adopt the changes?

Consider migrating your projects to Sepolia.

  • Redeploy your smart contracts on Sepolia.
  • Check whether your code references Rinkeby and/or Ropsten. If so, update it to either rely on the Tatum API to choose the testnet for you, or point to Sepolia explicitly.

Need more information about the Ethereum testnets?

Please refer to the Ethereum deprecation announcement and the Ethereum user documentation.

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