Ethereum 2.0 testnet reaches almost 20,000 validators in just two days  

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Unsurprisingly, the testnet version of Ethereum’s much-anticipated 2.0 upgrade has attracted a lot of attention, heralding the arrival of proof-of-stake.

In brief:

Following its launch on April 18, the number of active validators on the Ethereum 2.0 testnet is closing on 20,000.
The Topaz testnet uses the same configuration planned for Ethereum 2.0’s launch.
Among other things, the network will test the Phase 0 proof-of-stake protocol implementation.

The number of validators on the Ethereum 2.0 testnet has reached almost 20,000 today—just days after the first (genesis) block was successfully mined and validated on April 18.

According to blockchain explorer Etherscan, there are currently 18,491 active validators on the Ethereum 2.0 test network, with an additional 1,136 marked as “pending” at the time of writing.

What is the Ethereum 2.0 testnet?

The Ethereum 2.0 Topaz testnet was launched on April 16 by Prysmatic Labs, an engineering team working on the Ethereum 2.0 technical infrastructure, replacing the previous Sapphire test network.

One of the key goals for Topaz is to test the Phase 0 proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol implementation on Ethereum 2.0, to which the network will eventually transfer from the current computationally-intensive proof-of-work consensus mechanism.

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