The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, also took part in the discussion and gave his opinion on the progress of Eth2. Buterin was satisfied with the answers of developers Ryan and Drake. In his response to the question of whether Ethereum has a plan in case the start of Phase 0 is delayed, Buterin said that the developers are meanwhile focusing on improving the scalability of the network with stateless clients. The development of stateless clients, Buterin said, is preparing for the merger between eth1 and eth2. However, Buterin also said he is not overly concerned about scalability.
Most of the questions asked to developers focused on the start of Phase 0 of Eth2. Project Coordinator Danny Ryan clarified that no major changes to the functionality had been made since June. The changes introduced, Ryan continued, were mainly to improve the Beacon Chain:On the other hand, Drake said that the estimated date for the start of Phase 0 is July 30, the fifth anniversary of the genesis block of Ethereum. However, the date is still tentative and, as Ryan later made clear, it will depend on the technical development and stability and optimization during this stage. In addition, Ryan believes that it is necessary to wait for the progress of the client developers regarding the audits.
On future plans, Drake said he is working on a SNARK ASIC accelerator that could be launched after the introduction of the ASIC VDF. The developer said he is excited about the advances the Ethereum network can make in terms of scalability if SNARKs are used.
Author : Reynaldo