The first plan of the beacon chain to upgrade Altair, continues to make steady progress.Last week, we released the beacon chain specification
v1.1.0-alpha.6 –Interstellar evolution. Although this is an Alpha version, due to security or practical engineering considerations, the specification is unlikely to be changed from now on.
The client team is busy passing the consensus test vector and establishing a short-lived testnet. As Altair’s code changes stabilize and perform initial multi-client interoperability, the team will develop a timetable in the next few weeks.
If you want to know more about the upgrade of the Altair beacon chain, please check the latest version of Vitalik. Annotated Altair specifications.
Rayon summary and merger progress
This Rayon Hackathon Last week, I summarized it with the Nocturne testnet. The testnet is a multi-client Merge testnet. It consists of 4 consensus engines and 3 execution engines, with a total of 12 unique client pairs.
Dozens of nodes and thousands of validators build and protect a beacon chain that provides native support for the rich Ethereum application layer through accounts, contracts, and user transactions.
to make a strong shout to all participating customer teams, prolamlambda and Mikhail to promote their efforts🎉
Rayonism hackathon allows the team to quickly prototype the core of the Merge design and better understand how this merge system works in practice. Now, all teams are very familiar with the structure of the merger and have a clear understanding of the development of their software in the coming year.
The client team is now focusing on two events this summer – London with Altair -When the researcher returns merge Specification improvement and testing. After the summer upgrade, the team will shift the focus to mergers and start production engineering with an eye on the public testnet🚀