How far is Ethereum 2.0? Today's first mainnet configuration Ethereum 2.0 test network is released

On April 15, Ethereum 2.0 construction team Prysmatic Labs released Ethereum 2.0 mainnet configuration test network Topaz.

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Prysmatic Labs said in the announcement that just two years ago, they began their journey to implement Ethereum 2.0 and have achieved three important test network implementation milestones: Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond. These milestones reflect their vision of how to help bring Ethereum to the world. Prysmatic Labs today announced the final planned restart of Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0: Topaz Test Network.

The Topaz test network is currently unique because it represents the complete mainnet configuration of Ethereum 2.0 stage 0. In the previous testnet Sapphire, we targeted the mainnet size, but used a smaller 3.2 ETH deposit. For Topaz, the validator must deposit the complete 32 ETH on the Goerli ETH1 test network to participate. In order to stick to our original vision, Diamond represents the mainnet version of Prysm in Ethereum 2.0.

The Topaz test network has now begun to accept Genesis deposits. Tomorrow, Prysmatic Labs will start closing Sapphire validators and start sending new Genesis deposits. If you want to be a genesis verifier, you need to send the deposit before April 16, 2020 UTC time, Prysmatic will start sending deposits on a large scale at this time to start the test network.

For this latest development of Ethereum 2.0 implementation, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted and commented:

The eth2 test network configured on the main network. However, please note that this may not be a "multi-client test network", because we may soon restart one or two times in order to have more opportunities to test the creation mechanism. But this is still a huge development, great work @Prysmatic Labs.

How far is Ethereum 2.0? Today's first Ethereum 2.0 test network with mainnet configuration goes live

Vitalik later said that the significance of the Topaz test network is like the Olympic test network of Ethereum 1.0. This is enough to show the importance of the Topaz test network.

The Ethereum blockchain was officially opened to users in July 2015. Ethereum has opened nine versions of the open test network for proof of concept. The last test network version is Olympic, for developers to explore the operation of the Ethereum blockchain in advance.

More information on the Topaz test network

Deposit contract address: 0x5ca1e00004366ac85f492887aaab12d0e6418876

  • Configuration: Mainnet
  • Parameter version: v0.11.1 (latest version)
  • Prysm version: v 1.0.0-alpha
  • Test network website: https://prylabs.net
  • Prysm API: https://api.prylabs.net

System Requirements

Recommended specifications:

  • Operating system: 64-bit Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
  • Processor: Intel Core i7–4770 or AMD FX-8310 or higher
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage space: 100GB free space SSD
  • Internet: Broadband connection

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating system: 64-bit Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
  • Processor: Intel Core i5–760 or AMD FX-8100 or higher
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Storage space: 20GB free space SSD
  • Internet: Broadband connection