eth2 quick update no. 21

eth2 quick update no. 21


Minimum ETH threshold hit 🎉; genesis on December 1st, 12pm UTC
Get your nodes running! and monitor updates through genesis 👀

Eth2 genesis, December 1st. Get ready!

This week, the deposit contract hit the minimum threshold of 16384 32-ETH validator deposits, kicking genesis into motion. Genesis time is 1606824023 — that is, December 1, 2020, 12:00:23pm UTC.

If you made genesis deposits, please make sure you’re an active participant this week.

Set up your node 🖥

It’s time to configure your node. Sync your eth1 client (start now! this can take some time), set up your favorite eth2 client, and load up your validators.

Check out the Launch Pad’s Eth2 Staker Checklist for the minimum steps you should perform before genesis.

Monitor updates through genesis 👀

Although all eth2 clients have cut mainnet v1.0 releases, keep your eye on any developments through genesis. In the event that your eth2 client cuts a release 24 hours before genesis, it’s likely for a very good reason and you should be on top of it.

Join your client’s discord, and if they have a mailing list, sign up!

In addition to the client-specific resources, I highly recommend joining the ethstaker discord. It’s a great place to ask questions and share information, and I expect it to be very active through genesis. If there is something you need to know, it will very likely surface there.

Thank you and congratulations

I wanted to offer another huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who has helped make this a reality. I couldn’t be more excited to see the Ethereum community finally bootstrap this new proof-of-stake consensus mechanism.

Although there is still much work to do, it’s a good time to take a deep breath and smile.

Happy staking 🚀


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