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The Spadina testnet will be launched to avoid interfering with the progress made by Medalla.
With an increased pressure on the Ethereum developers to deliver a successful Ethereum 2.0 as promised, the lead developers are leaving nothing at the chance. According to a blog post made by Danny Ryan, a core developer at the Ethereum Foundation, there will be a parallel testnet Spadina running alongside Medalla. Ryan wrote in the post:
“We’ve therefore opted for a short-lived dress rehearsal that will run in parallel to Medalla later this month. Welcome Spadina!”
Spadina Dress Rehearsals Before Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0
The Spadina testnet will be launched to avoid interfering with the progress made by Medalla. All in a bid to meet the tight schedule put to launching Serenity Phase 0 or the Beacon Chain that will mark the execution of PoS.
“Spadina will be a (primarily) mainnet configuration testnet with a 3 day end-of-life (EOL). The main objective is to give us all another chance to go through one of the more difficult and risky parts of the process – deposits and genesis – before we reach mainnet. If all goes well, it should give us greater peace of mind before we jump into the real deal later this year”.
The developers are finding new ways to increase traffic in the Medalla mainnet to improve on any weak links. Last week, the EF announced the Medalla Data Challenge in an effort to get more people involved in ETH 2.0 analysis and tooling while simultaneously expanding the knowledge base, educational resources, and general understanding of ETH 2.0 and its networks.
Ethereum 2.0 phase 0 is meant to commence later this year and run through 2021. A number of stages will have to be successfully completed before the ETH community can fully move from the current proof of work to proof of stake.
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The whole idea of an upgrade in the Ethereum blockchain is to solve the existing scalability challenges. Especially with the high gas fees that pop up each and every time the system experiences an uptick in activity.
Notably, the Beacon Chain will be introduced with the concept of sharding, which will solve the scalability problem of Ethereum without compromising the network’s security and also its decentralized nature. The Ethereum community has heavily discussed the Proof of Stake, which is basically a consensus mechanism in which the network stakes ETH, leading to push and pull amongst.
A series of programmed phases lie ahead as the blockchain industry grows immensely in different industries. With the increased competition from the over 1000 crypto projects, Ethereum developers are rushing against time not to be dethroned as the leader in its field.