Ethereum Medalla Testnet Launch Suffers Block Finality Issue
The Ethereum Medalla Testnet launched, but it is not yet achieving the participation it needs. The Ethereum Medalla testnet launch, scheduled for 1pm UTC, did not proceed as smoothly as expected. While the network launched successfully and proposed a sufficient number of blocks at the supposed genesis time, participation rate was a mere 57%; much lower than the expected 80%. This means that only 57% of the stake is being deployed to validate the network.
Coin Telegraph - 4th Aug 14:08