The latest version of the Ethereum 2.0 testnet will be rolled out on June 29. The Altona testnet is "basically ready to go" and its launch has been delayed to make sure all developers are available.
According to the coordinator of the Eth 2.0 testnet, Afri Schoedon, the minimum amount of deposits for the launch of Altona has been reached. Technically, the launch of the network can already be considered a success, he said.
Altona is the first network to use the updated 0.12 specification for Ethereum 2.0. Altona will become the first testnet targeting a wide range of users. However, the developers call it "devnet," as they have yet to identify the most serious bugs.
Several serious issues have been identified in previous versions of the testnet. The developers hope Altona will be stable enough to become a full public testnet like Goerli and Rinkeby, which were used in the Ethereum 1.0.
The developers are following the plan announced in May according to which an updated testnet would be launched in June.
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