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Ethereum [ETH]’s Gorli Testnet successfully launched by team at GorliCon




Ethereum [ETH]'s Gorli Testnet successfully launched by team at GorliCon
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Ethereum Foundation members recently announced the launch of its new Testnet – Görli, a proof-of-authority [PoA] testnet on Ethereum, this week during GörlieCon 2019. It is also Ethereum’s very first PoA cross-client testnet.

According to reports, the testnet was initiated in the month of September 2018 and the leading teams of the Foundation collaborated on the open-source project. This includes Infura, MakerDAO, Parity Technologies, ChainSafe and PIA network.

In a blog post titled – ‘The Gorli Testnet Proposal – A call for participation’, Afri Schoedon, the hard fork co-ordinator at Ethereum and Release Manager at Parity, had stated that this testnet could become the next-generation public testnet of Ethereum. The proposal was also made taking into account that there was no testnet that was both “widely usable across all client implementation, and robust enough to guarantee consistent availability and high reliability.”

Department of Decentralization + ETHBerlin said on Twitter:

“The moment the #Goerli testnet was launched!!!! Congrats to @ChainSafeth and @5chdn for all their hard work over the last few months! What an inspirational team!!”

Centrifuge, also said on Twitter:

“And it’s live! The idea of cross-client #Goerli testnet was born at @ETHBerlin last year and launches today at #GoerliCon only a few months later. Way to go @ChainSafeth @5chdn !!”

Helena, a member of the Ethereum community said:

“Super proud to have been part of this moment! And to have seen how much these guys have dedicated to build the #Goerli testnet! HAPPY LAUNCH DAY @ChainSafeth and @5chdn”

Apart from this testnet, Ethereum has three others; Rinkeby testnet, Ropsten testnet and Kovan testnet. Ropsten testnet uses the proof-of-work [PoA] algorithm and is also noted to be the last public PoW testnet. This was the same testnet which was used to test the Ethereum hard fork in the month of the October 2018. The Ropsten Constantinople hard fork testnet, however, encountered several issues resulting in the postponement of the actual hard fork to January 2019.

Kovan and Rinkeby, on the other hand, are a proof-of-authority testnets. Rinkeby testnet was also deployed to test the Constantinople hard fork days before the actual hard fork. This fork, contrary to Ropsten, was successful as the testnet forked over to Constantinople with any issues.

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Priya is a full-time member of the reporting team at AMBCrypto. She is a finance major with one year of writing experience. She has not held any value in Bitcoin or other currencies.

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Ethereum Classic releases Parity-Ethereum 2.5.2-beta to allow Atlantis hardfork on Morden, Kotti Classic networks

Arijit Sarkar



Parity-Ethereum aims at mass adoption through hardforking updates
Source: PxHere

The original Ethereum [ETH] Co-founders, Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson, have contributed immensely to the crypto’s growth, while creating complete ecosystems as foundations to build future projects. Amidst the numerous hardforks, a continuation of the original Ethereum blockchain, Ethereum Classic [ETC], has also given rise to numerous projects that currently stand at the frontier of crypto-adoption and development.

The ETC-inspired Parity Ethereum is delivering updates aimed at enabling hard forks on various blockchain networks. One of its latest updates, Parity-Ethereum 2.5.2-beta, will enable users perform the Atlantis hardfork on Morden and Kotti Classic networks. The Atlantis hardfork is a protocol upgrade that can incorporate pre-activated EIPs on Ethereum. Additionally, it will also help in easier migration of DApps between networks.

The news was revealed by Ethereum Classic’s official twitter handle, which said,

“Update enables Atlantis support on the #Kotti and #Morden ETC testnets.
New Versions of ‘Parity-Ethereum’ Available: v2.5.2-beta; v2.4.7-stable”

The update was expanded upon by the Github page that calls the update “a bug-fix release that improves performance and stability.” The previous upgrade brought in hardforking capability by introducing Petersburg and Kovan Network community hardforks on the Rinkeby and POA-Core Networks.

While the supposedly fastest and lightest Ethereum client remains focused on delivering highly customizable blockchains for private use, speculators within the crypto-industry have taken notice of ETC’s rising market cap, which was $976 million, at press time. Further, the 18th-ranked cryptocurrency has also recorded a strong bullish trend since the beginning of 2019.

Crypto-enthusiasts have thus, taken to Twitter to pledge their long-term support for ETC. One such user, @con_gang, replied to the original post and tweeted,

“Let’s GO $ETC! Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaamp it Barry!!!!!!”

Both the beta and stable versions of the update also contain bug fixes that are related to the rejecting, rather than truncating timestamps. These updates will also work towards removing dead chain configs. Further, some experts have pointed out that Parity Ethereum’s update that involved reworking the Sha3/keccak256 hash calculation, had also improved the overall performance of the network.

While the GitHub link does not talk about light client support being fully functional yet, ETC’s game plan reflects an increased focus on long-term adoption rather than trading value recovery, which is similar to Ethereum and Cardano’s roadmap.

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