“We Need Another Two Weeks” For Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Says Dev

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The long anticipated launch of the ethereum 2.0 public testnet is not expected for at least another two weeks according to Danny Ryan, the ethereum 2.0 coordinator. That is awaiting standardization, with Justin Drake, an eth 2.0 researcher, stating there has been progress. Meaning the actual eth 2.0 genesis block launch is unlikely until at least spring, and really to be “safe” one should expect summer. Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are to halve it this spring, lowering new supply from circa 4% a year to less than 2%. Three to six months of the difficulty bomb aren’t quite felt from an end user perspective, but block times then start moving towards one minute from the current 15 seconds.

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The long anticipated launch of the ethereum 2.0 public testnet is not expected for at least another two weeks according to Danny Ryan, the ethereum 2.0 coordinator.

In an eth2 implementers’ update, Ryan said a new spec version is out, 0.9, but there are some changes needed that will take it to 0.9.1.

He hopes to finalize those changes this weekend, stating those are required first before any “orchestrated” testnet comes out. He said:

“There’s a lot of general intention to experiment with some multi-client behavior on different teams’ single client testnets in the coming approximate two weeks.

A more orchestrated testnet is not something that I want to do until we have what looks like a near spec freeze with these 0.9 updates coming out…

We need another two weeks to do single client testnet things and get these 0.9 updates out.”

Adrian Manning of Lighthouse, an ethereum...

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