A miracle happened – 20 days after its deployment, the Ethereum 2.0 depository agreement finally gathered all the ETH necessary for its launch. The money was raised in time to maintain the launch scheduled for December 1.
510,528 ETH in… 6 days!
All indicators are green for Ethereum 2.0. 20 days after the publication of the deposit agreement , all of the 524,288 ETH needed to launch Ethereum 2.0 have been gathered .
Although the first 2 weeks were rather quiet, the contract has seen exponential turnout for the last 6 days .
In this time, it was possible to raise 516,528 ETH , an increase of 505% . In total, the deposit contract currently has 626,144 ETH , which is 116,000 more than the required sum.
Participation in the contract remained timid until November 20, with only a hundred deposits recorded daily. It was from November 20 that things accelerated with 1,283 deposits recorded that day, then a record 5,539 deposits on November 23 .
The day of November 23 alone saw the equivalent of $ 92 million in ETH token deposits. This date coincides with the explosion in the price of ETH , which rose 33% in the space of a week .
The collection of deposits was completed on time. Indeed, the launch of Ethereum 2.0 on December 1 was only possible if the deposit contract had the necessary amount, 7 days before the launch, namely today Tuesday, November 24.
As a result, we can now say that the launch of phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0 will be on December 1
In fact, this date will mark the creation of the first block (genesis block) of the beacon chain . As a reminder, the beacon chain represents the backbone of Ethereum 2.0 and its mission is to ensure consensus and synchronization with the shards , which should arrive by 2021.
We will now have to take our troubles patiently until the beginning of December to fully appreciate Ethereum 2.0. Despite everything, this launch marks only the first step of a 3-phase deployment, which is expected to extend until 2022.