Stage set for Ethereum 2.0 final testnet

The final testnet before Ethereum 2.0 is due to launch in two weeks. Launch organizer Danny Ryan said the testnet of the blockchain platform’s much-anticipated upgrade is likely to take place on 4 August.

Based on the assumption that testnets should run for at least three months, the date for the launch of the mainnet has been predicted as 4 November.

The final public testnet, which will enable Ethereum to scale and grow to accommodate decentralized finance (DeFi) and other, myriad use cases, is to launch on August 4.

The testnet will support Ethereum’s multiple clients—different ways of running the blockchain.

“Launchpad”—the test educational deposit interface aimed at hobbyists—is likely to be included in the testnet.

Phase 0 of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade kicked off in mid-April, with users able to test small deposits of ETH. Two further testnets went live in May and June.


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