According to Cryptonews news, Ethereum developer Danny Ryan confirmed that Phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0 (Phase 0) will start this year, but it is not possible to confirm the specific time. Earlier, Peter Mauric, head of Ethereum client Parity, said that Phase 0 will be launched before the first quarter of 2020. It is reported that Ethereum's main network upgrade, Ethereum 2.0, will be carried out in phases. Phase 0 upgrades will bring segmentation, proof of stake (PoS) and new virtual machines. The developer explained that because some changes to the Phase 0 specification had to be made to accommodate the new direction of Phase 1, it was necessary to extend the deadline.