Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Launch is Now Imminent

testnet abstract august 2020

Everything is ready to go for the launch of the ethereum 2.0 testnet in now minutes not hours. The final stage of the genesis block launch is to begin, with it unlikely there will be a show, but there will be things. Some of them are new things. Like there are ‘epochs’ now. We’ve read about what they are, but finally we’ll get to see them in action. The show begins at 2PM London time, and you can watch it on the Beaconcha.in explorer which currently has a nice countdown. It also has a nice slots page, which is a new name for blocks. And then the epochs, which is a grouping of these slots/blocks. There’s also a stats page, but there probably won’t be anything on it any time soon, with the show probably beginning on the slots page. Check both slots and epochs however, and for 22,424 stakers…

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