• This version release is “intended to be another frozen release, as the basis for both testnets and an audit,” says ETH client.
  • While most of the changes are in regards to the signature standards, there are some changes proposed to the Beacon chain design.

The final release of the Ethereum 2.0 spec version 0.1 has been announced by Danny Ryan, the Ethereum 2.0 coordinator. He said:

Major release centered on the integration of the IETF BLS standards into the eth2 spec. This release also contains a deep and much needed reorganization of files/directories…

The rest of the changes are some minor optimizations and cleanups. Most of these are generally backward compatible, and all should be very straight forward to integrate. 

v0.10.0 marks a stable target for Phase 0 for multi-client testnets and security reviews. We expect some revisions in February/March pending the results from each.

One of the Ethereum 2.0 clients, Ben Edgington of PegaSys, says that this version release is “intended to be another frozen release, as the basis for both testnets and an audit.” In addition to the audits related to the Beacon chain code, an audit of the deposit contract is currently happening. The ETH 2.0 clients are waiting for this version release before planning any multi-client testnet launch. 

Though most of the stated changes are in regards to the signature standards, there are some changes proposed to the Beacon chain design itself. This release is an essential step towards the main full launch, with users and coders waiting for the audit reports, which might need a few further changes. 

Edgington says:

There’s a 13,000 long queue of validators waiting to enter the Prysm testnet. New validators are onboarded at a maximum rate of 4 per epoch at the start, so that’s two weeks of backlog by my calculations!

Few of these testnets have now upgraded to mainnet configuration, with some prospective stakers seemingly testing it all out. An ETH researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, Justin Drake, has announced the unofficial non-deadline of 30th July for the launch of the genesis block. 
 

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers.

Cryptos feed

Latest Crypto News


Latest Crypto News & Analysis

Editors’ Picks

Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: Keep calm and HODL on until the USA elects the president

Bitcoin (BTC) partially regained the losses incurred at the beginning of the week; however, the upside momentum is still too weak to take the price out of the bearish territory and ensure a sustainable recovery. 

More Bitcoin News

ChainLink Price Prediction: LINK reaches crucial resistance barrier at $10

Chainlink is currently trading at $9.82 after getting rejected at $10 several times. The digital asset seems to be developing a Doji candlestick, which represents uncertainty from investors. 

More Chainlink News

Neo Price Prediction: NEO faces downward pressure as investors prepare to “sell the news”

Flamingo Finance is a full-stack DeFi protocol built on NEO. Binance has recently announced a new Launchpool that included FLM tokens, set to launch on September 27. 

More NEO News

The IRS makes it hard to pretend you don’t have Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency holders might have a hard time trying to hide their Bitcoins or other digital assets. The Internal Revenue Service considers changing the standard 1040 form by including a bold question on the front page.

More Crypto News

BEST CRYPTO BROKERS/EXCHANGES

Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: Keep calm and HODL on until the USA elects the president

Bitcoin (BTC) partially regained the losses incurred at the beginning of the week; however, the upside momentum is still too weak to take the price out of the bearish territory and ensure a sustainable recovery. 

Read the weekly forecast

BTC

ETH

XRP