Work on ETH1 PoS Merger Has Began as ETH1 and ETH2 Clients Talk

eth1 and eth2 clients talk july 2020

Zero inflation ethereum (0.22% a year) may be closer than thought with Danny Ryan, the ethereum 2.0 coordinator, revealing work on a merger not only has began, but there are now simulations. An eth2 phase 1 client has ‘spoken’ to a Geth client, marking one of the biggest milestone in eth protocol development. “Guillaume’s Catalyst – a version of geth which defers its consensus to RPC calls (i.e. an eth2 client) – is built and ready to go; and Mikhail’s Phase 1 implementation is running fully sharded eth2 simulations with select shards deferring block production and validity calls to a local, stubbed eth1-engine,” Ryan said. In an ethereum 2.0 devs call, Vitalik Buterin, the ethereum co-founder, said: “Some clients have done some work on the spec: e.g. Phase 1 simulator from PegaSys, and Terence’s work. Most engineering work currently focused on getting Ph0 done, but that might need to shift…

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