Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Release Kicked Back Until November
Researchers are waiting on a final audit of a critical crypto library before releasing the deposit contract, Ethereum Foundation researcher Danny Ryan said.
The smart contract required for triggering Ethereum 2.0 has enough funds to begin activation of its most ambitious upgrade yet.
The deposit contract for Ethereum’s 2.0 upgrade now holds over 50,000 ETH – 10% of the threshold needed to activate the watershed update.
The Beacon Chain, the backbone of Ethereum's future Proof-of-Stake network, is now live.
Exchanges may consider markets for “Beacon chain ether” – that is, ether that’s been staked in the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract.
Ethereum 2.0’s deposit contract is now live, heralding the imminent unveiling of the "world computer's" second act.