Staking community grants

This week the EF announced the Eth2 Staking Community Grants round in an effort to support a more delightful staking experience.

This is an open call for proposals for grants that aim to enhance all things staking – tools, documentation, educational resources, etc.

Check it out for more details including a non-exhaustive wishlist.

Proposals are due by December 22nd!

v1.0 eth2 testnets – Toledo and Pyrmont

This week, client developers led by protolambda launched the Toledo devnet – a 16k validator testnet with v1.0 mainnet configuration. Although you can sync up your favorite node to this testnet, you cannot make any validator deposits due to the use of a modified, permissioned deposit contract. Toledo is for initial v1.0 testing and continued developer experimentation.

Next week, we aim to launch Pyrmont – a 100k validator testnet mimicking mainnet conditions as closely as possible. Once Pyrmont is launched and stable, the testnet will be opened up to the community. Pyrmont can serve as a final place to test mainnet software releases and hardware setups in the run-up to mainnet launch.

Because Pyrmont uses mainnet configuration, it is subject to the same (slow) activation queue mechanics you might experience on mainnet. Please be a good citizen and only make one or two validator deposits. This will keep the queue times reasonable in the next few weeks and allow for a productive testbed for all users.

Pyrmont will be supported at least through eth2 mainnet genesis. From there, we will consider the options available to construct a long-term testnet with better stability and UX properties. This would likely include faster queue processing and a much higher minimum ejection balance.

But until then, enjoy Pyrmont!

Mainnet deposits

In case you didn’t catch it last week, the eth2 mainnet deposit contract is live along with the mainnet Launch Pad. The mainnet deposit contract lives at the following address – 0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa. Please triple-check this address before sending any funds anywhere.

A quick reminder – although the MIN_GENESIS_TIME is December 1st, 12pm UTC, there is a 7-day GENESIS_DELAY. This means that to ensure you get your deposits included in the genesis block, you must get them on-chain before November 24, 12pm UTC.

For a more detailed discussion of how genesis is kicked off, see Ben Edgington’s genesis writeup.

Happy staking 🚀

Eth2 更新速览 Vol.20

作者:Danny Ryan 日期:2020.11.13



本周,以太坊基金会宣布启动 eth2质押社区赏金eth2 Staking Community Grants),旨在优化质押体验。 该计划围绕质押公开征集提案,旨在提高和改善关于质押的方方面面,包括工具、文档、教育资源等等。 点此前往赏金详情页,其中包括一个供大家参考的愿望清单。 提案递交将于 12 月 22 日截至。

v1.0 eth2 测试网 – Toledo 和 Pyrmont

本周,由 protolambda 领导的客户端开发者们发布了Toledo 开发者网络。该测试网采用 v1.0 主网配置,可容纳 1.6 万验证者。虽然您可以在测试网中选择任意节点进行同步,但无法存入验证者保证金,因为其中使用的是已经修改且获得许可的保证金合约。Toledo 主要用于测试 v1.0 配置,并且为开发者提供实验环境。 下周我们将发布Pyrmont。Pyrmont 测试网将尽可能模拟主网环境,可容纳 10 万验证者。Pyrmont 测试网运行稳定后将向社区开放。在主网启动之前,Pyrmont 可作为测试主网软件发布和硬件设置的不二去处。 由于 Pyrmont 采用主网配置,因此它具备与主网相同的(缓慢的)激活队列机制。请大家有序排队,并且只存入 1-2 笔验证者保证金。这将使接下来几周的排队时间保持在合理范围内,并有利于为所有用户提供高效的测试平台。 至少在 eth2 主网创世阶段,我们将保证 Pyrmont 的持续运行。之后我们将考虑构建稳定性更强、用户体验更好的长期测试网。优化可能包括缩短排队时间、大幅提高最低踢除余额。 目前,请大家充分利用 Pyrmont!


若您错过了上周的信息,在此再次提醒,eth2 主网保证金合约已经启用,可通过主网启动平台进行质押。主网保证金合约地址为: 0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa。发送资金前,请务必再三确认地址! 请注意,虽然 MIN_GENESIS_TIME(即最早创世时间)是 UTC 时间 12 月 1 日中午 12:00,但存在为期七天的 GENESIS_DELAY(即创世延迟时间)。也就是说,想要确保您的保证金成功保存至创世区块中,则需要在 UTC 时间 11 月 24 日中午 12:00 前完成质押。 想要了解详细的主网创世过程,您可阅读 Ben Edgington 的《Eth2 创世》。 祝大家质押愉快!