Afri Schoeden, parity developer, has announced launching a multi-client testnet for Ethereum 2.0 dubbed “Schlesi” v0.11, Crypto News Flash website reported.
Named after a Berlin subway station, the testnet will prove that customers are able to endure the conditions of the mainnet Beacon chain.
Each user can freely build validator deposits and become a member of the testnet. Besides the general testing of mainnet requirements, Schlesi will focus on checking and maintaining reliability and coordination among the most important clients.
Prysm and Lighthouse are currently part of the testnet, according to the official GitHub website. However, more clients will be added one by one in the future, and developers will be able to test the clients’ synchronization, communication and consensus condition.
Schlesi to add other clients
Schlesi will also add the following clients: Cortex, Lodestar, Nimbus, Teku and Trinity. A total of nine issues were reported in the testnet, which developers are currently fixing. Most of the problems identified include synchronization and communication between clients.
The GitHub commented on the testnet, saying:
“For the first time, a variety of new clients will be working together on a brand new blockchain with a new, unique approach to networking and consensus (…). This requires us to have stable, long-term, and persistent testnets up and running that are supported by not only one client but multiple clients, ideally, all clients.”
Schlesi’s team emphasizes that the testnet is not a mere simulation of ETH 2.0 but instead a slightly updated version of the mainnet:
“Each user of the beacon chain should be able to manually complete any task, i.e., setting up a validator or synchronizing a beacon chain node. Scripts will be convenient in future to ease this process but for now we need to ensure that nodes, clients, and other tooling is ready to be used sufficiently to complete all tasks required by a beacon chain mainnet.”
Transition to Ethereum 2.0
Cryptolydian earlier reported that Ethereum has released the “Topaz” testnet which will be available for about three months. Topaz is the last achievement of Prysmatic before the rollout of phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0. The company also targeted a mainnet-like configuration in the previous test network ‘Sapphire’, but used smaller deposits of 3.2 ETH. For Topaz, validators have to deposit 32 ETH on the Goerli ETH1 test network to participate. This is available from now on.