Lighthouse Almost “Feature Complete” For Ethereum 2.0 Mainnet Launch

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Lighthouse, one of the more prominent ethereum 2.0 client is almost feature complete according to a recent statement. They say the only thing left is “having the eth1 integration ready for review and merge” as Beacon nodes must connect to an eth1.x node . As you might know, ethereum will have a new genesis block for the brand new Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain which acts as a beacon for sharding. The Beacon PoS part is meant to go out early next year, while sharding might go out later in 2020 or probably more likely in 2021. To access the Beacon chain you have to send eth to a deposit contract on the current Proof of Work (PoW) chain which then creates a bridge between current eth1 chain and the new eth2 chain. This integration is apparently all that’s left for Lighthouse and they say they’re “getting very close” to…

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