OKEx Pool, the OKEx-backed mining pool, has become the first validator to join Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 Topaz testnet.
Currently, Topaz is the only testnet completed of ETH 2.0 mainnet configuration. The launch is the main action before ETH switches its consensus algorithm from PoW (proof-of-work) to PoS (proof-of-stake).
According to an official announcement, betting on the ETH network will allow mining pools to grow together and share future dividends.
OKEx CSO Alysa Xu says the exchange is glad to have become one of the first members that have successfully connected with the Topaz ETH 2.0 test network.
"As a public chain with the largest ecosystem, ETH has brought the blockchain industry up to a new level in application expanding. We appreciate what ETH dedicated to the industry and have great confidence in the potentials of ETH 2.0," she added.
Earlier iHodl reported that the developers of the Ethereum 2.0 have launched a testnet that supports multiple clients. According to developer Eric Conner, only two clients have joined the testnet so far: Prysm and Lighthouse.
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