Ethereum 2.0 test network ready to launch

By World Crypto | World Crypto | 26 Jun 2020

The developers of Ethereum 2.0 agreed to postpone the launch of the test network version 0.12 on Monday, so that all engineers were in place at the time of the launch of primary block.


The test run of the Ethereum 2.0 network, Altona, is scheduled for June 29th. According to Eth 2.0 developers during a video call on June 25, the new test network is "basically ready for work" and the delay is only due to the need to ensure that all developers are in place at launch.

Developer Afri Shedon, who coordinated all previous test networks, announced that he had reached the minimum deposit threshold for launching Altona.

According to him, uneven deposits have already led to the "technical formation of the network." However, the developers agreed to postpone the launch in order to postpone it from the weekend, when there are much fewer employees on site who are ready to fix any potential problem.

Final Release Coming


For the first time, the Altona test network will use the updated version 0.12 for Ethereum 2.0. The developers plan to use it as the basis for the first test network Eth 2.0 with a long working resource, which will be available to a wide range of users.

Developers call Altona an "advanced network" because it is primarily designed to eliminate serious failures. Previous networks often had synchronization problems, which led to parallel processes on the network.

But the team hopes that the new version will work stably enough so that in the end it would be possible to launch a real public test network, similar to the Goerli and Rinkeby networks based on Ethereum 1.0.

The development of test network 0.12 is proceeding according to the plan, according to which the launch is scheduled for June.

At the moment, information about the launch of the zero phase, which involves the introduction of a protocol with confirmation of the share of ownership in the Ethereum network, is missing. However, the Altona test network is likely to be an important step towards this goal.

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