Vitalik Buterin: It Will Not Take Long To Launch Ethereum 2.0

The creator and ideological inspirer of one of the most popular Ethereum cryptocurrency projects, Vitalik Buterin, strongly disagrees with the point of view of the well-known developer Justin Drake regarding the launch dates for ETH 2.0.

Drake's opinion

Recently, Drake wrote that the Ethereum team had a number of tasks that need to be done before the genesis block. He also added that the test network should work without a single bug for about three months and therefore Ethereum 2.0 is unlikely to be launched in 2020.

Buterin's answer

“I personally quite disagree with this and I would favor launching phase 0 significantly before that date regardless of level of readiness”

Eth 2.0 is simpler than 1.0

Buterin thinks launching phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0 is even simpler than Ethereum 1.0 because there neither a complex PoW-oriented GPU, nor a complex virtual machine no longer.

“I'm inclined to say eth2 phase 0 is a little simpler on-net. Also, eth2 is not going to have any critical applications depending on it until phase 1”