Tim Beiko, Ethereum 2.0 researcher and coordinator at Ethereum Foundation, published a recap of Amphora devnet launch. Why is this milestone special for progress to Ethereum 2.0?
Amphora workshop has been completed successfully
Mr. Beiko has taken to Twitter to share his blog post about the Amphora workshop that launched the interoperable devnet of Ethereum 2.0 Merge.
Fresh off the press: here's a recap of the #amphora interop event 🏺 highlighting the next steps to The Merge, with links to devnets and an A+ infographic by @trent_vanepps. Enjoy 😁! https://t.co/L66OymXFmA— Tim Beiko | timbeiko.eth (@TimBeiko) October 15, 2021
As such, Ethereum's (ETH) core developer community entered the last phase of its incentivized testing, i.e., "devnets." Ethereum 2.0 devnets should be considered "public networks with hardened specs for community to test."
Amphora meetup was joined by a number of teams behind ETH2 client implementations: Besu, Erigon, EthereumJS, Geth, Nethermind, Nimbus, Lighthouse, Lodestar, Quilt, Prysm and Teku.
Amphora's agenda included five milestones (M1-M5); all of them were accomplished successfully.
10,000 validators, 100 nodes: Welcome to Pithos
To achieve an M5 milestone, a network of 10,000 validators across 100 nodes launched on the top of proof-of-work (PoW) consensus, successfully transitioned to proof-of-stake (PoS) and finalized the chain.
On Oct. 14, 2021, the more stable version of Amphora testnet, Pithos, launched to facilitate upcoming experiments.
As covered by U.Today previously, Ethereum 2.0 Merge was successully activated in an interoperable multi-client testnet in a secret location on Oct. 8, 2021.