The Etherumer Developer Team introduced the first pre-release of the Ethereum 2.0 test network.
January 31 on GitHub was
The Ethereum 2.0 network involves the implementation of the final stage of the Serenity existing project road map, which provides for the transition of cryptocurrency on the Proof-of-Stake algorithm (POS), as well as solving fundamental tasks: scalability, integrated economy and safety. Vitalik Biderin in his commentary noted that this is the base for the hybrid model Casper.
The TestNet preview version received the name GORLI and will be used for testing shading — second-level solutions, providing for the creation of a plurality of individual «fragments» for separate transaction processing and transferring only finite results to the main blockchain. This will significantly increase network bandwidth and scalability.
However, before the implementation of Serenity, the current third phase of the development of the Metropolis platform is to be completed. This happens after Hardforka CONSTANTINPLE, which at the last moment was