Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Gets Up And Running

eth2 testnet finalizing again aug 2020

The ethereum 2.0 testnet is now finalizing again in that blocks are being proposed and are moving but the participation rate is all over the place although getting a lot better. Epochs are now finalized seemingly just fine with the network seemingly getting stable. You can see above the staked eth fluctuation with the participation rate being even more volatile. The network was stuck at epoch 3598, which was about an hour ago, with it not finalizing as the participation rate moved up and down, but new epochs are now steadily finalizing as pictured above. “As this happens, more recent people will get activated hopefully improving participation because they are more eager and engaged,” Raul Jordan of Prysmatic says. It’s not clear why the participation rate was fluctuating with some stating their node slashed some block proposers. Yet this saga seems to be coming to an end, hopefully, with participation…

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