Ethereum 2.0 calls for community testing of PoS merge
Ethereum 2.0 calls for community testing of PoS merge

Ethereum 2.0 calls for community testing of PoS merge

By Stefania Stimolo - 3 Dec 2021

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The PoS (Proof of Stake) merge and the long-awaited implementation of Ethereum 2.0 will only be possible with the support of the community. Developer Marius Van Der Wijden reiterates this on Twitter, inviting the community to follow his dedicated testing programme. 

Ethereum 2.0 and requesting testing of the PoS merge from the community

“Testing is the best way to contribute to Ethereum. We are starting a new program to get the community involved in testing the merge. If you want to do your part in getting Ethereum to Proof of Stake as soon as possible and save the environment, dm me”.

Developer Marius Van Der Wijden wants to involve the Ethereum community in testing the merge between Ethereum’s traditional Blockchain and the Beacon Chain, which is still experimental.

In order to simplify the procedure, the developer would also have created a new programme through which, in a self-guided and free way, people can decide how much time and effort they want to devote to testing the PoS merge.

In this regard, Marius Van Der Wijden also shares the first engagement results of his programme, indicating that within a few hours of his first tweet, it had already involved 150 participants. 

“Program start out great already, we have over 150 participants. And first docs have been written already! Thanks to parithosh_j for providing the docker and lakshmansankar for the MacOS section in the “How to join the devnet” document”.

Ethereum PoS
Ethereum is becoming a Proof of Stake blockchain

Ethereum 2.0: from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake

The tests requested of the community involve the merging of Ethereum’s traditional blockchain, the “1.0” blockchain active since 2015, which is Proof of Work (PoW), and another, the Beacon Chain, launched in December 2020 and based on Proof of Stake (PoS).

Last July, with the proposed enhancement for Ethereum, EIP 3675, the idea of the merge of the two chains would be embraced by the community so that finally Ethereum can move from PoW to PoS. 

EIP 3675, launched by ConsenSys researcher Mikhail Kalinin, after it was discussed during the Ethereum Core Devs Meeting with developer Tim Beiko, also allows transaction validation to be passed from miners to stakers.

Vitalik Buterin wishing Beacon Chain a happy birthday

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin posted a new tweet just a few hours ago to celebrate Beacon Chain’s “birthday”, showing an updated diagram of Ethereum’s roadmap.

“Happy birthday beacon chain! Here’s an updated roadmap diagram for where Ethereum protocol development is at and what’s coming in what order. (I’m sure this is missing a lot, as all diagrams are, but it covers a lot of the important stuff!)”.

Meanwhile, ETH’s price has seen a 5% pump over the past 7 days, approaching the value of its ATH – All Time High of $4,844, recorded in early November. At the time of writing, ETH is worth $4,563.

Stefania Stimolo

Graduated in Marketing and Communication, Stefania is an explorer of innovative opportunities. She started out as a Sales Assistant for e-commerce, and in 2016 she began to develop a passion for the digital world, initially in the Network Marketing sector, where she discovered and became passionate about the ideals behind Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, which lead her to work as a copywriter and translator for ICO projects and blogs, and organize introductory courses.

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