Vitalik Buterin Pushes For Quicker Ethereum 2.0 Launch, Demands November

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Vitalik Buterin, the ethereum co-founder and conceptually its inventor, has publicly disagreed with the timeline of Justin Drake, an eth 2.0 dev, on when ethereum 2.0 should launch. In response to Justin Drake stating ethereum 2.0 will launch in January 2021 at the earliest, Buterin said he “quite disagrees.” “I would favor launching phase 0 significantly before that date regardless of level of readiness,” he said. In the first public intervention by Buterin on when ethereum 2.0 should launch, he gave his reasoning as follows: “Eth1 took 4 months from the first multi-client testnet to launch (~end of March 2015 Olympic to end of May 2015 for eth1 launch), and I’d argue the four-month clock started ticking for us at the beginning of July when Altona launched. Eth2 phase 0 is in some ways simpler than eth1 and in some ways more complex: more complex PoS, but no complicated GPU-oriented…

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