Sumit BeraWed, Jul 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Ethereum 2.0 Update Is Just Around The Corner: Plans and Opinions
Recently, Ethereum (ETH) has shown a rise and managed to bypass Bitcoin in terms of the price increase. This is due to the upcoming technical update, which should increase the value of both the Ethereum network and cryptocurrency.
Buterin's plans and forecasts
Vitalik Buterin claimed the Ethereum 2.0 protocol update, which will change the Ethereum consensus mechanism to Proof-of-stake (PoS), is still planned to be introduced in July.
The update, also referred to as Serenity, has been delayed several times. Initially, the launch of Ethereum 2.0 was scheduled for January 3, 2020 – the day of the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin, but the developers decided to postpone it to the middle of 2020. Later the developers said that the update would be deployed on July 30, 2020 – the day of the fifth anniversary of the launch of Ethereum.
At the Consensus: Distributed conference, the father founder of Ethereum said that the Ethereum 2.0 test network had been already launched, and the first stages of implementation began in early May 2020. Buterin also noted that many Ethereum development groups were working on scaling initiatives that would be implemented shortly after a successful release of PoS.
These include well-known methods, such as sharding, which splits the nodes of the global network into segments, so that each group of nodes has the same bandwidth as the current network of Ethereum. Buterin additionally mentioned new scaling solutions that are currently being tested.
One of them is the Optimistic Rollup second-stage solution, which “theoretically may be scaled to more than 1,000 transactions per second” even inside the current Ethereum network.
Ethereum blockchain expansion
The founder of the Ethereum ecosystem hints that the update will significantly affect the price. In one of the Reddit threads, Buterin stated the Ethereum Classic blockchain could merge with the Etherium 2.0. This would add approximately $975 million to capitalization, which would certainly have a positive effect on price increases.
The price of Ethereum shows stable growth, it reached $245 on June 24, 2020. Summary in “Technicals” for a 1-month period shows strong Ethereum BUY action. Also, the planned ETH burning mechanism will further reduce the supply of coins in the market. Accordingly, the rate of the second cryptocurrency will grow.
The increase of the ETH rate should also be facilitated by the fact that now it has become much easier for retail beginner investors to use fiat currencies to purchase cryptocurrencies.
Experts say the forecasts of the crypto community experts contribute a lot into the opinion “Ethereum is a good investment”:
“From a developer’s perspective, Ethereum is the most famous blockchain in which most smart contracts and decentralized applications are deployed,” – said Damien Brener, founder and CEO of OpenZeppelin.
According to the co-founder and head of Kenetic Capital, Jehan Chu, even though the update has been developed for 5 years, during this time not a single cryptocurrency was able to take the position of Ethereum.
“Ether continues to be the second-largest cryptocurrency, and its recent price spike demonstrates the long-term confidence of traders in its market position,” – Chu stated.