Ethereum’s co-founder (ETH), Vitalik Buterin, has recently corroborated the release of the testnet for Ethereum 2.0 mainnet, announced by Prysmatic Labs, the open-source client builder to scale Ethereum with sharding protocol.
The new development was made known by Prysmatic Labs a few hours ago via their official Twitter handle. The report highlighted the features of the new release called ‘The Topaz Testnet.’
Going by official introduction, the only complete ETH 2.0 testnet is the Topaz testnet. To participate in Topaz, validators will need to deposit the full 32 ETH on the Goerli ETH1 testnet.
Additionally, Prysmatic Labs said the Sapphire validator is to be closed at 00:00 on April 16. Primary topaz deposits will open.
“Introducing our next test network release: The Topaz Testnet. 32 ETH deposits. Full mainnet configuration. Latest ETH2 phase 0 spec v0.11.1. Built on Goerli. 70+ contributors,” Prysmatic Labs shared.
Vitalik Buterin Explains the Testnet Release Further
In a more elaborate context, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin explained the release of Ethereum 2.0 testnet, while reacting to the report shared by Prysmatic Labs.
In his reply, he notified the community that the new release may not yet be “The Multiclient TestnetTM,” stressing that one or two restarts will be made soon in order to create more chances for testing the genesis mechanism. Nevertheless, he called this a big release from excellent work.
“Mainnet-configuration eth2 testnet. Note that this is likely not quite yet “THE Multiclient Testnet™”, as we are likely going to do one or two restarts soon to have more chances to test the genesis mechanism. But still, huge progress and excellent work by Prysmatic Labs,” Vitalik Buterin responded.