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Quick Update on Ethereum 2.0 – Update #7

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Welcome to the first eth2 update of 2020! This year is going to be exciting. Here’s a summary of what’s been going on:
– v0.10.0 spec is released as a stable target for multi-client testnets and security reviews.
– The Lighthouse team is working hard on building LighthouseRelaunch of Prysm testnet, now with aggregators and mainnet configuration.
– There’s a new proposal for merging eth1 and eth2 (Phase 1.5).
– v0.10.0 was released last week. It includes changes to the Phase 0 spec and integration of the new IETF BLS standards. These changes disrupted the development cycle, but now with v0.10.0, things are back on track.
– With the release of v0.10.0, there are updated onboarding resources available to better understand the eth2 Phase 0 specs.
– Security reviews are underway, with Least Authority conducting a deep review. The Phase 0 cryptoeconomics is also being audited by the Robust Incentives Group.
– Next steps include clients coding up to v0.10.0, integrating new BLS standards, and running steady testnets. Once stability is achieved, multi-client activity will begin.
– The Lighthouse team has made optimizations and gains on their eth2 client and is looking for UI developers.
– Prysmatic Labs has relaunched their testnet with the mainnet configuration and aggregators.
– There’s a new proposal for expediting the merging of eth1 and eth2, called Phase 1.5. It has benefits for scalability, reducing energy consumption, and unifying the Ethereum community.
– Over the coming months, discussions and due diligence will be done to better understand the technical challenges of Phase 1.5.

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