Top developer doubles down, says Ethereum 2.0 will launch in 2020


Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake caused quite the stir earlier this month when he said that for Ethereum 2.0 (a.k.a. ETH 2) to launch properly, developers would need until at least Jan. 2021. This comment was controversial because, for months, investors and other stakeholders in the cryptocurrency industry were certain the launch would take place in July or August of this year.

That’s not to say that Drake was promoting “FUD.” The reason why he suggested the launch should be in Q1 2021 at the earliest is that he had concerns about the security of Ethereum if the upgrade was rushed.

“Before [launch] I want to see: a public testnet with 3+ clients running smoothly for 2-3 months, an incentivised “attack net” running for 2-3 months (teased here—more details soon), a bug bounty program similar to running for 2-3 months… All the above cannot happen in Q3 2020.”

Regardless, many prominent members of the Ethereum community remain certain that Q3 or Q4 2020 is the time for ETH 2 to be rolled out.

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