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[PoS Round-Up] Ethereum’s Medalla Testnet Launches, Cardano Releases Shelley Mainnet

[PoS Round-Up] Ethereum’s Medalla Testnet Launches, Cardano Releases Shelley Mainnet

PoS Round-Up is our focused biweekly report on the major news in and around the Proof of Stake ecosystem

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With anticipation building for Ethereum 2.0, DeFi setting new records, and ether on a bull run, a lot has happened in the Ethereum world in the past two weeks. Here are some of the highlights.

Source: EthereumMemes Medalla Testnet & The eth2 Validator Launchpad Source: Ethereum Foundation Blog

Medalla, the final public testnet before the launch of the Ethereum 2.0 network, went live today. Twenty thousand validators have joined the network so far.

Last week, the eth2 research team joined forces with ConsenSys and DeepWork Studio to release the eth2 validator launchpad, which guides users through the process of setting up an eth2 validator. If you want to run a validator on Medalla and help clear the way for the eth2 mainnet, get yourself some Görli testnet ether and get started!

If you need help or just want to talk shop with other hobbyists, check out the growing ethstaker community on Reddit and Discord.

Celebrating Five Years

Thursday marked five years since the first Ethereum block was mined on July 30, 2015. For a quick review, read through Consensys’ retrospective covering some of the most (in)famous events in the network’s history.

EDCON

EDCON (Community Ethereum Development Conference) will take place online from August 9 to August 11. Speakers include Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Foundation and Casper Labs researcher Vlad Zamfir, and stakefish’s own Head of Strategy & Operations Jun Soo (JK) Kim.

The Graph

The Graph, a project aiming to provide developers with easy access to blockchain data, has launched a testnet version of its service. Fifteen groups have signed up to participate as nodes in the decentralized network.

Note: stakefish is an official backer of The Graph. ...
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