ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin: Ethereum 2.0 full shard or will start in 2020

According to Trustnodes' October 10 report, Joseph Lubin, founder of Ethereum startup ConsenSys, said in a speech at the developer conference Devcon that Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0 will be launched in the first quarter of 2020, while Phase 1 and Phase 2 will Launched at the same time at the end of 2020.


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This is slightly earlier than the phase 2 is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2021. Although Phase 2 is a full-segment, Lubin proposes that these two phases can be effectively merged.

Lubin believes that Web 3.0 can open the Walled gardens of Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and other technology giants through the permission-free and open features of the Ethereum blockchain. of.

To do this, we need to address privacy issues, and zero knowledge proof can increase privacy to some extent.

Lubin said that decentralized identity recognition for individuals and entities is another development component that provides users with a digital native identification method.

After the storage contract and test network are launched, scalability will become the third development component, and it is planned to start after the creation block of this winter stage 0. The original proposal was to perform phase 0 storage segmentation at the end of 2020 and phase 2 full segmentation at the beginning of 2021.

According to Lubin, these two phases will be launched together, and full shards may be launched later in 2020, followed by the PoS chain.

According to Eitafang co-founder Vitalik Buterin, conceptually, the shards seem to be embodied by maintaining the composability of smart contracts. He further stated that Ethereum 1.0 will be in the period after the launch of the full shard. Folded into Ethereum 2.0.

Lubin: Ethereum developers reach 500,000

Another component of the Web 3.0 vision is that it requires developers to build all the services.

Lubin estimates that there are currently 500,000 Ethereum developers, 30 million global developers and 600,000 open source developers. He said:

"Based on Truffle downloads and other metrics, we can estimate that there are currently as many as 500,000 developers working on Ethereum development on a regular basis. There may be 200,000 or more people working full-time in Ethereum development, or in other ways. Fully involved in development."

Lubin also said at the meeting, "At the 6th Devcon conference, the number of developers will reach 1 million", although he thinks this number is a bit too big.

But he stressed that there are millions of programmers working on Java or Python and other Web 2.0 technologies. He said:

“Let's get a million developers to build with Ethereum technology. To meet this challenge, we will launch a website that will bring more Web 2.0 developers to Web 3.0. Rank."

Lubin said that this is to make the decentralized network a reality, although it seems to develop too slowly, but after Edison invented the light bulb, the establishment of the grid took a long time.

A more obvious example is Wifi. Just a few years ago, the Wifi connection was unstable, and you could barely connect. Even today, it is still interrupted from time to time, but it is constantly improving.

Therefore, when the shard is started, the common blockchain can also make great progress, because the more developers, the faster the improvement.

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