The Ethereum ecosystem has rebranded its terminology from "ETH 2.0" terminology into "consensus layer." According to a blog post, the developers decided to rebrand the ecosystem as its initial terminology created "a broken mental model for new users."
The Ethereum developers add that the numerical sequence of terms can mislead users or make them believe that ETH1 ceases to exist once ETH2 exists.
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"Neither of these is true. By removing Eth2 terminology, we save all future users from navigating this confusing mental model," the announcement says.
The developers emphasized that despite the rebranding, the roadmap to scale Ethereum in a decentralized way remains the same. Last December, the Ethereum developers launched a test network for the consensus layer called Kintsugi. According to the official announcement, blockchain enthusiasts can test the network through an RPC proxy. In addition, to interact with the network, users can also use other tools, including a block explorer, a network statistics monitor, and a distributor of the test crypto ETH.
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