Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Close to Getting Up and Running

ethereum 2.0 testnet participation rate aug 19 2020

The ethereum 2.0 testnet may get back online later today or tomorrow as the participation rate (pictured) has increased significantly to now near 60%. Devs are now giving tokens to nudge other validators to get back to syncing as this needs to get to 67%. After that, it then finalizes and the network starts running as normal, with Raul Jordan of Prysmatic stating: “We are at around 56% chain participation and need > 66%. If you ran validators before or your node crashed in previous versions, we’re more than happy to help you get back up and running. You’ll even get a shiny POAP token for helping to revive the testnet. All the help we can get really counts towards this goal.” The token itself doesn’t have any value, but it can act as a badge of ‘testnet warrior’ with this a fairly big test to see whether it can…

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