New details in the Ethereum news today show that the community behind the coins is prepared for the long-awaited ETH 2.0 launch. Now, details show that the first public multi-client ETH 2.0 testnet will arrive early next week. The upgrade comes as developers have made two major achievements towards the launch of the so-called Phase 0, as one coordinator and developer named Danny Ryan noted before.
First, ETH 2.0 is ready to launch as the first public multi-client testnet on Monday, June 29, arrives and makes a boom in the latest updates. The version of the testnet is called Altona v0.12 and it will be the last semi major version of the test network specification.
Also, Altona is expected to become the foundation for the first long lived ETH 2.0 public testnet. It will start and be controlled by the constituent client teams, including Lighthouse, Nimbus, Prysm, Teku, Afri, and some of the Ethereum Foundation (EF) team members.
Additionally, the cryptonews show that the ETH2 deposit contract has been formally updated as well. The new version is now written in Solidity instead of the Vyper compiler and was verified using the original specifications of the previous version. As the developer noted, Vyper remains “a very promising language” but investigative security reports coming from ConsenSys Dilligence and Trail of Bits found “many more bugs” which raised a lot of concerns about the compiler’s codebase.
“After initial launch, the deposit contract address will be released to allow for open, public participation,” Ryan wrote.
For those of you who don’t know, the first public ETH 2.0 testnet is coming and is named Altona. It is a testnet that is focused on developers instead of the end-users who will be able to join and test the 0.12 software in a “production environment” as well as work on bugs that may arise.
“Altona will be using the new Solidity deposit contract discussed above. Like I said, this is a 100% transparent change to eth2 client software because the public interface is the same. Excited to test it in production nonetheless,” states the coordinator.
ETH 2.0 is a scalable proof-of-stake (PoS) infrastructure which aims to increase the security and scalability of the Ethereum blockchain with as little disruption as possible to the way that things are done today.
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