All eyes on Medalla testnet — genesis in lower than 24 hours 👀
Medalla testnet launches tomorrow 🏅
The minimal validator deposits (16k+ of them) required to kick off the Medalla testnet have been met on Friday, which suggests the genesis of this testnet is about to occur at 1596546008 Unix time, or 8 seconds after August 4th at 1pm UTC. When you’re curious as to how that point is calculated, take a look at Ben Edgington’s fast genesis explainer.
The launch of Medalla is a big milestone within the improvement of eth2 — if Medalla proves secure, mainnet launch is subsequent — and represents years of hardwork by numerous engineers, researchers, and group members. We hope you might be as excited as we’re :).
Bear in mind, the overwhelming majority of validators on the Medalla testnet are run by you, the group. We’re counting on you to deal with this as a gown rehearsal for mainnet launch — have your nodes operating nicely upfront, regulate your validator’s efficiency, and be looking out for any crucial updates to your shopper’s software program (in different phrases, deal with your testnet validators as in the event that they’re securing actual ETH).
Shopper range 👯♀️
The group might be operating 5 totally different purchasers at genesis!
An enormous congratulations goes out to every of those groups. If you’re operating any of the above purchasers, be sure to thank the shopper workforce and contemplate dropping some ETH or DAI into their tipjars. They’ve greater than earned it.
Remember! Medalla has particular POAP NFTs for operating every shopper kind at launch. Learn up on the details here 🏅
Along with the extraordinary work carried out by the eth2 shopper groups, I might like to spotlight ethstaker — a burgeoning user-driven useful resource for the fledgling validator group. This community-run effort goals to supply a house to the hobbyist staking group within the type of a subreddit and discord server.
I’ve spent just a little little bit of time on the discord this previous week, and it is an awesome place to share info, ask (and reply!) technical questions, and usually simply collaborate across the new and thrilling eth2 staking expertise. If you’re staking on Medalla or are concerned about getting concerned, undoubtedly test it out.
I count on ethstaker, together with the client-specific discords, to be a should for validators trying to hold updated with all issues validator-related.
mc-attack-0 attacknet launch
mc-attack-0, a brand new multi-client attacknet, launched as we speak!
This new attacknet falls underneath the beta-1 categorization with up to date guidelines and elevated bounties — as much as $15k for crucial exploits.
For the reason that launch of the preliminary beta-0 attacknets, we have awarded for the next assaults:
- $5000 awarded to Jonny Rhea for performing a simple DoS attack on teku-attack-0, highlighting some lacking fundamental DoS protections in JVM-libp2p
- 🏆💪🐿 awarded to Martin Swende for locating a critical bug in Prysm SSZ decoding, which allowed a distant attacker to crash nodes on prysm-attack-0 (no financial award as a result of Martin engaged on safety on the EF)
- $5000 awarded to AlexSSD7 for performing an L4 DDoS on prysm-attack-0, halting finality on the 4-node community and highlighting a clock-skew that prevented nodes from mending themselves after the assault
- $1000 awarded (honorable point out) to Jonny Rhea for taking down the discovery mechanism in lighthouse-attack-0
As all the time, be a part of us within the Eth R&D discord #attacknet channel for discussions and tricks to get began 🚀