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When ETH1 meets ETH2: Meet Steklo
Ethereum (ETH) developers, according to Ms. Zouarhi, maintain a testnet ecosystem that includes three Ethereum 1.0 clients (Besu, Geth, and Nethermind) and four Ethereum 2.0 clients (Teku, Prysm, Lighthouse and Nimbus). This development testnet is known as “Steklo,” which translates to “glass.” in Russian.
Diederik Loerakker (@protolambda), a seasoned Ethereum (ETH) researcher, added that “new” Ethereum (ETH) clients would help to insure network consensus, whereas “old” implementations can be referred to as “execution” implementations.
Developers can test the 12 possible iterations of these implementations. This testnet’s ultra-short lifetime is another distinguishing feature. The Steklo testnet will only be available for one day, but developers have already planned the next iterations.
The next “PoS testnets” will run for even longer periods of time, simulating the activities of proof of stake Ethereum (ETH). Development activities are organised in Ethereum’s R&D Discord room’s “Rayonism” talk.
Mining Ethereum (ETH) is on borrowed time.
In addition, the ConsenSys team working on Teku implementation is working on adding sharding to the Rayonism experiment.
As previously reported by U.Today, Ethereum (ETH) researchers predicted the most possible timeline for the final days of Ethereum (ETH) proof of work (PoW) mining.
According to Tim Beiko and Trenton van Epps, miners should prepare themselves for the “end of 2021” as a conservative deadline for mining profitability breaking even.