The Ethereum team of developers has scheduled the deployment of the Shapella update to the Sepolia testnet on February 28.
According to them:
“This update will follow The Merge and allow validators to withdraw their funds from staking on Beacon Chain back to the execution layer.”
The Shapella hard fork includes changes to the consensus (Capella) and execution (Shanghai) layers, as well as to the Engine API.
The developers launched in November devnet to test the upgrade.
In January this year, they successfully implemented a shadow fork to test the impact of the planned update on the mainnet. In February, the team created the Zhejiang public network to test asset withdrawals from Beacon Chain.