MEW Founder: ‘The Full Reality of ETH 2.0 Is Still Years Away’

Kosala Hemachandra, the founder of MyEtherWallet (MEW), has told Cointelegraph the fully-fledged version of ETH 2.0 is still years away.
The first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade was originally set for Jan 2020 but then postponed to coincide with this week’s fifth anniversary.

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Ethereum’s ETH 2.0 validator “launchpad” is live, here’s how to run it | CryptoSlate

Ethereum’s much-awaited validator testnet was launched yesterday, as per a release on the site’s official blog.
Interested members and teams can now test validators ahead of the Medalla multi-client testnet launch, in what marks a historic milestone in the history of the Ethereum network.

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Ethereum Foundation releases testnet staking tool as ETH2 draws close | CryptoSlate

Just two weeks ago, there were uncertainties about whether or not Ethereum 2.0 (a.k.a. ETH 2.0/ETH2) was going to go live in 2020. In a Reddit comment, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, said that for the long-awaited update to launch safely, developers and stakeholders may need until 2021.

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All Eyes on Ethereum as Top Token Takes Aim at Yearly-High of $300 | Crypto Briefing

Key Takeaways

The Ethereum Foundation announced the official launch of the ETH 2.0 testnet.
Investors welcomed the news and appear to be growing optimistic about what the future holds.
A further spike in the buying pressure behind Ether could see it rise towards $300.

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ConsenSys researchers break down risks in Ethereum 2.0, the “biggest economic shift” in crypto | CryptoSlate

After months and years of development, Ethereum 2.0 is finally drawing close. 
For those unaware, the upgrade will overhaul how the Ethereum blockchain works, using certain technologies to make it more efficient in terms of costs, power consumption, and speed.

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