Ethereum 2.0 Surprises Us All – Phase 0 of the Ethereum to Ethereum 2.0 transition has finally started. A week after the deployment of the deposit contract, it already accounts for more than 61,000 ETH.
Ethereum 2.0 is coming
The long-awaited update to the Bitcoin Freedom network is finally in the pipes. In addition, the deposit contract was deployed on November 4 . This allows future validators to deposit the 32 ETH necessary to take part in the transaction validation process .
As a reminder, this contract is the cornerstone of the launch of Ethereum 2.0. Indeed, the beacon chain , the central Ethereum 2.0 chain responsible for synchronizing the network and managing the consensus, will not be launched until 16,384 different validators have deposited 524,288 ETH .
10% of goal already achieved
A week after the contract was deployed, 10% of the 524,288 ETH target was reached . In fact, the deposit contract currently has 61,024 ETH deposited by 1,901 different validators .
However, despite a peak of 652 deposits recorded on November 5, the trend seems to have since slowed down, to stabilize around a hundred daily deposits .
If this pace were to be maintained, it would take around 140 days for the contt to hold the 524,288 ETH needed to create the genesis block .
ETH 2: the whales‘ playground
Behind this mixed participation, hides a proven fact: the launch of ETH 2 is the preserve of the whales.
In fact, to participate in the launch of Ethereum 2.0, validators must deposit 32 ETH, the equivalent of 12,000 euros in ether .