The Ethereum network’s transition from Proof-of-Work [PoW] to Proof-of-Stake [PoS] through Ethereum 2.0 had caused an uproar in the crypto community. However, the constant delay of Ethereum 2.0’s Phase 0 destroyed the zeal around the project. Nevertheless, the project seems to be back on track as per Ethereum Foundation’s latest announcement.
A Brief Stop Before The Big Roll Out
In a recent blog post, the Ethereum Foundation announced the launch of Spadina a mainnet configuration testnet. Developer Danny Ryan wrote in the blog post that the intention behind the forthcoming testnet was to analyze deposits as well as genesis particularly the tricky parts in the process before the network moves onto the mainnet. This testnet indeed comes as a surprise to the members of the crypto-verse as the Medalla testnet is presently active.
The Ethereum Foundation rolled out the Medella testnet on 4 August 2020 and will reportedly roll out Spadina by the end of this month. The Medalla testnet focused on onboarding multiple clients took the network a step closer to the launch of the mainnet. Keeping in mind the active Medalla testnet, the developer plans on running Spadina with a 3-day end-of-life [EOL]. The post further read,
“At the same time, we want to avoid disrupting Medalla’s momentum. We’ve therefore opted for a shortlived dress rehearsal that will run in parallel to Medalla later this month.”
However, Ryan also noted that this testnet could remain live for a while after the 3-day period. But client teams, block explorers along with other key infrastructure providers would not aid for the Spadina testnet.
While the Phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0 was originally scheduled to launch back in January 2020, it is most likely to roll out in November 2020. However, Justin Drake a researcher strongly believes that the Ethereum 2.0 mainnet would go live only by January 2021. Danny Ryan further added,
“If all goes well, it should give us greater peace of mind before we jump into the real deal later this year.”
Furthermore, Ryan urged members of the community to take part in Spadina so that they could get their hands on the “latest and greatest iteration of the launchpad.”