The platform will have updates until the Serenity phase. The intention is to achieve a higher level of scalability
As it was announced a few weeks ago, Ethereum’s developers announced this January 31st the release of the Ethereum 2.0 preliminary version, which will allow solving errors in the network and achieving a better distribution of hash.
This new version will be known as “Phase 0 of version 0.1” and the evolution of this update will contribute to the improvement of the Ethereum’s scalability and security, as explained by members of this company.
The announcement was made through social networks. Terence Tsao, developer of the Ethereum protocol, was the one who published a tweet this week in which he talks about the release of the Ethereum 2.0 preliminary version, which was published on Github. “Today marks the very first ETH2.0 version release, Congrats everyone!”, he said.
Vitalik Buterin commented this version is “almost” complete to integrate Casper into its code. Casper is a consensus algorithm developed to change the way Ethereum is mined. This system allows carrying out a migration from the current Work Test (PoW) to the Consensus Test (PoS). This is just one of the proposals of the updates of path for the evolution of Ethereum.
This launch is the first of a series of broadcasts that will be made weekly throughout the month of February. Each one of them will register new changes of this preliminary version in each update. The publication also specifies that this first version is “relatively complete and approaching stability”.
In Constant Update
EThereum 2.0 is a term used to designate a series of updates proposed by the developers of this network, which will allow the scalability and mining on the blockchain. The proposal seeks to integrate a group of side chains, such as Plasma, Ewasm and Raiden, in order to improve the performance of the Achereum blockockin. The Casper integration is also contemplated to migrate the participation test consensus algorithm.
This preliminary version of Ethereum 2.0 will allow evaluating, in a separate test network, the participation test algorithm, which will eventually replace the current work test algorithm in the definitive version of Ethereum 2.0. All of these updates have been gradually developed in the Sthereum blockchain and follow the steps of a road map.
Currently, Ethereum is in the way of activating its second fork, called Constantinople, which delayed on safety errors in its implementation and is the next step to carry out the full implement of ETherehec 2.0 with the activation of the last phase called Serenity.
The disseminated code this week is part of the first technical and experimental step to specify Serenity phase which is active for this year 2021. However, there is still no official release date. Serenity will be the final update of the entire system of Ethereum, closing its development cycle which started in 2015 with the launch of its blockchain.
This January 31st was also published the code of the new Gorli test network, an open source initiative that will allow customers developers for Ethereum, such as Parity, Gerth, Nethermind and Pantheon, to synchronize their applications, prepare them for the Ethereum 2.0 version and check their connectivity.
According to the official website, Gorli is “the first customer’s test network cruise of authority” in Ethereum. In this way, it is one of the first test networks to initiate new transaction validators on the blockchain, which will become the “new miners” of Ethereum 2.0 due to the migration of the Pow per algorithm POS.
The key customers for fragmentation in this network may perform tests between the months of February and March with the objective of trying the phase 0 of Serenity (Ethereum 2.0) at a more practical level and give way to the new planned development.
By: María Victoria Rodríguez