The Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Launch is Now in “Two Weeks”

danny ryan ethereum 2.0 coordinator

The ethereum 2.0 deposit contract is no longer expected imminently, but in two weeks, according to Danny Ryan, the ethereum 2.0 coordinator. In a soft interview concerning much regarding ethereum 2.0, Ryan said that we have to get out version 1 of the spec first, with the deposit contract then following. However, he said there are a couple of reason why they have not yet released the final spec, which he described as canonical. The primary reason is the BLS Cryptography Library created by Supranational, a new company that does not even have a team on their website. Boneh–Lynn–Shacham (BLS) signatures are critical to creating keys, signing messages and are critical in the early phases, Ryan said. However, the library is under audit. It is also undergoing formal verification, which has some initial results, but the audit is two weeks in, and “we have another about two weeks of this…

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