Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 Client Lighthouse Receives API, Advances Synchronization: Dev Update Released

Sigma Prime team tasked with Lighthouse client for Ethereum 2.0 has shared its latest development update

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Sigma Prime is one of the teams tasked with the development of Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 client software. Its engineers are delivering Lighthouse, ETH2 implementation focused on high speed and security. Today Sept. 15, co-founder Adrian Manning shared the latest updates on Lighthouse's progress.

API, attack-resistance and more

As the Ethereum (ETH) community inches closer to ETH2 Beacon Chain (or Phase 0) release, its clients are undergoing major stress tests and reaching final improvement targets. According to the Sigma Prime development update, it reorganized the API toolkit and reconsidered sychronization and attestation issues:

New Ethereum 2.0 API standards shaped as a result of an agreement between all active clients will be deployed by Sigma Prime soon. This will ensure a client-agnostic and the seamless user experience of different validators. Also, new standards will improve the Ethereum (ETH) interaction experience for block explorers, developers and users.

Next, the Sigma Prime team worked on gossipsub library scoring parameters. Gossipsub is a novelty for Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 as the current iteration of Ethereum (ETH) mainnet uses libp2p, another code library.

The team's security engineers have performed a set of test attacks to identify potential design flaws. Also, the process of node synchronization that guarantees the finality and integrity of blockchain consensus has been reconsidered.

Spadina testnet will be the last one before mainnet launch of ETH2

Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 coordinator Danny Ryan has announced the launch of Spadina testnet. Unlike previous sandbox environments, it will work hand in hand with the ongoing Medalla phase of Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 testing.

Spadina will have a three-day lifespan. It will allow all implementations to test mainnet configurations of the proof-of-stake Ethereum (ETH) network.

Further, Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 developers continue the community-driven Medalla Data Challenge. Sponsored by the Ethereum Foundation directly, this initiative invites all software engineers and data scientists to visualize data processes that occur in Medalla.

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Vladislav Sopov

Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)