Ethereum 2.0 developers agreed in a call to move up the launch of a milestone 0.12 testnet to Monday, to ensure all engineers are on deck for the genesis block.
The latest Ethereum 2.0 testnet iteration, Altona, is scheduled to release on Monday, June 29.
As discussed in the Eth 2.0 developers call on June 25, the new testnet is “basically ready to go” and is only being delayed to ensure all developers are on hand during the launch.
Afri Schoedon, a developer who coordinated all previous testnet launches, explained that a minimum number of deposits was reached to jumpstart Altona.
Irregularities in some deposits created “a situation where [...] we technically had a genesis event,” Schoedon said.