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Ethereum Launches New Test Net Zinken as "Last" Dress Rehearsal for ETH 2.0

Transitioning to POS mechanism for faster network response times.

Ethereum Launches New Test Net Zinken as "Last" Dress Rehearsal for ETH 2.0

The Ethereum development team has launched the new test net Zinken as a "last" dress rehearsal before the launch of ETH 2.0. Zinken has been relatively smooth, unlike the previous test net Spadina which failed due to numerous issues.

Zinken and another test net, Medalla, are part of the Ethereum developers' efforts to transition the network to a POS mechanism, which will bring faster and cheaper network response times.

The team is currently reviewing and making final preparations for the mainnet launch. The launch of the Ethereum 2.0 beacon chain genesis is expected to happen within six weeks, according to Ethereum developer Ben Edgington.

Ethereum 2.0 logo

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Ethereum transition process

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Beacon Chain Update: Four Clients to Run on Launch

It is expected that four high-quality, audited, and tested clients - Teku, Lighthouse, Nimbus, and Prysm - will be able to run when the Beacon Chain is launched. Another Zinken test network test is expected to be conducted in mid-October, after which the deposit contract will be deployed within a few days, with the goal of achieving the Beacon Chain's genesis within six weeks.

Beacon Chain Launch

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Blockchain Legal Forum

Blockchain Legal Forum

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Event Details

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  • Key Themes:
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Blockchain Legal Forum Event Details


The event will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops led by high-profile industry leaders and legal experts, including:

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The Blockchain Legal Forum is a must-attend event for anyone interested in staying current on legal and regulatory developments in the blockchain space. For more information and to register, please visit the official website.

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