Over a million GöETH was deposited into the final testnet Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract
Medalla Testnet was launched on 4 August. A key condition for of this was the presence of 16 385 validators, each of which had to make a security deposit for obtaining the corresponding rights in 32 ETH or Total 524 320 ETH. The validators successfully completed the task up to planned launch dates.
Medalla is an the final version of the testnet before the start of phase zero Ethereum 2.0 and the first testnet network Ethereum 2.0 targeting the mass user. Previously Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin stated that, if during the testing phase will be major issues identified, Ethereum 2.0 can start in November. So far, the developers are satisfied with the test results, although they admit that there are some difficulties at the start..
“Teams clients hurry convey before users updates in the last minute, and many validators were not ready on the stage of the release of the zero block, which led to an unsatisfactory level of their participation, “wrote Prysmatic Labs developer Terence Cao.