Ethereum successfully started another test for the upcoming phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0 called Zinken.
The start took place on Monday at 12 noon. UTC and in contrast to previous attempts, It was a smooth start with enough participation and no major mistakes.
The test network was organized after the bittersweet start by Spadina, the first attempt aimed at testing the launch pad for stakers.
As Cointelegraph reported at the time, Spadina’s testnet suffered from low participation rates, which resulted in many reviewers who signed up for the testnet not being able to bring their customers online. While this was originally thought to be due to a lack of financial incentives, further analysis found that customer errors were a significant part of the problems.
Maintaining a high attendance rate is critical to the integrity of the network as more than 66% of attendees must validate the blocks for the blockchain to be considered complete.This means that the blocks can no longer be reversed.
Zinken was the first test net to cross the termination threshold within a few minutes of its existence, and it turned out to be the most successful test net start to date. Although it was still below the ideal of 90%, participation was over 75% from the time it was created.
The developers of Ethereum 2.0 were happy with the startThey noted that “Chat on Discord is silent,” a positive sign compared to previous streams of bug and problem reports.
This was confirmation that the developers had to do the mainnet launch. Vitalik Buterin, who was also present during the call, added The team could do a few more tests, but that would probably be reserved for the developers.
Danny Ryan, The Ethereum Foundation’s main coordinator for Ethereum 2.0 was optimistic about the possibility of a launch in 2020::
“That’s my impression [que un lanzamiento en el 2020 es posible]. This is an ongoing dialogue with customer teams and we need to take a second to analyze this test network. However, my understanding is that this will trigger the following things. Inhibitors could always occur [así que] we have to do this responsibly. “
Noticed that Readiness is difficult to measure and requires everyone to participate, but good progress has been made recently.
In phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0, a beacon chain will be started, the first component of the new blockchain. Life on Ethereum 1.0 will continue as before, as the two blockchains have almost no interaction with each other beyond a one-way deposit contract. Until a later point in time, the stakers cannot withdraw or transfer the ether (ETH) they have committed.
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