ETH 2.0 Mainnet Files Are Here 👀
Ethereum Development Team Unveils First Pre-Release of Ethereum Testnet 2.0.
January 31st on GitHub was published version 0.1 of the zero phase of the future version of the platform. According to the developers, it is «relatively complete and fairly stable». They also pointed out that subsequent changes will happen in the dev branch and will be merged with master only at release time.
The Ethereum 2.0 network assumes the implementation of the final stage of the existing project roadmap. Serenity provides for the transition of cryptocurrency to the proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm, as well as solving fundamental problems: scalability, complex economy and security. Vitalik Buterin in his comments to the release noted that this is the basis for the hybrid model Casper.
Testnet is called Gorli and will be used to test Sharding – solutions of the second level, providing for the creation of a set «shards» for separate processing of transactions and transferring only totals to the main blockchain. This will significantly increase the network bandwidth and scalability of Ethereum..
However, prior to the implementation of Serenity, team the current third phase of the Metropolis platform is to be completed. This will happen immediately after the Constantinople hard fork, which was postponed at the last moment due to the discovered vulnerability of one of the innovations. Its activation is now assigned to block 7 280 00, which should be created on February 27, 2019.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Getty Images