BREAKING: Final ETH2.0 Test Net Goes Live

Plus, Dave Portnoy is looking at Bitcoin

Happy Tuesday, Blockfolians

The Lede

We’re coming atchya with an early edition today, as news has just broken that Ethereum’s final and official test net, Medalla, has gone live.

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Medalla is live! 🏅 Get involved with the EthStaker community on Reddit (r/ethstaker) and Discord (, and follow along (, It's like Olympic all over again. #eth2

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Medalla just finalized

According to blockchain explorer Beaconcha.ain, 20,000+ validators have joined the network with ~650,000 ETH staked.

To learn more about Medalla, check out Anthony Sassal’s write up.

It’s a big day. Ethereum 2.0 is poised to be the biggest development in the projects life, and as of today, that development is one step closer.

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Community Commentary

El Presidente is getting into bitcoin. Seriously, while equities may not take them seriously, the Davey Day Trader Army could do some damage in crypto.
That generational transfer of wealth, though.

A Really Big Number We Should Be Paying Attention To  

“up to $400,000,000”

That’s the amount that Bitfinex has offered as reward for bitcoins stolen in 2016 hack

Final Thought

This is a great question.