The latest Eth 2.0 test network is on the way to launch

The latest iteration on the Ethereum 2.0 test network in Altona is scheduled for Monday, June 29th.

As discussed in a call between the Eth 2.0 developers, On June 25, the new test network is “basically operational” and is only being delayed to ensure that all developers are available during launch.

Afri Schoedon, the developer who coordinated all releases of the previous test networks, He explained that a minimum number of entries had been reached to start Altona.

The latest Eth 2.0 test network is on the way to launch
The latest Eth 2.0 test network is on the way to launch

The irregularities in some entrances created “a situation in which […] Technically, we had a Genesis event, ”said Schoedon. However, The developers agreed to postpone its creation beyond the weekend, where far fewer developers are available to fix potential problems.

Then, The developers agreed to coordinate outside of the call and set a specific schedule for its creation on Monday.

Closer and closer to a final version

The Altona test network, It is the first company to use the updated 0.12 specification for Ethereum 2.0. The developers plan to make this the basis for the first long-standing Eth 2.0 test network that will be made available to the public.

Developers continue to call Altona a “Devnet” (a network that only focuses on developer work). because its main goal is to solve the most critical mistakes. Earlier networks often had fundamental time problems that even led to forks in the chain.

However, the team hopes that the new specification is Stable enough to finally open a really public test network, similar to the various parallel networks in Ethereum 1.0 like Goerli and Rinkeby.

The trend is on the right track to replace previous estimates for the 0.12 test network, which was tentatively targeted for June.

There is still no evidence of a phase 0 core network launch, the long-awaited introduction of the Ethereum chain, but the Altona test network is probably an important step toward that goal.

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