Ethereum Developers Create Code To Help Clients Boost Testing Efforts Before Network Upgrade

Ethereum (ETH) developers are currently working on a specific code that will help client developers boost their testing efforts ahead of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. This is going to bring improvements on scalability and usability to the Ethereum network.

Ethereum Gets Closer To Its Upgrade

The new Ethereum 2.0, also known as Serenity, expected to provide different improvements to the Ethereum network as we know it today. According to Fredik Harryson, the Chief Technology Officer for Parity, code specifications for the initial phased roll-out of the upgrade are about half complete.

Back on April 23rd, a new code was unveiled by developers. If this is approved an implemented, it will allow for basic communication between nodes that run the ethereum 2.0 software. This protocol is called Hobbits and was developed in partnership with the blockchain performance testing company called Whiteblock and other recognized firms such as ConsenSys. Other participants included Chainsafe and Yeeth.

According to CoinDesk, Ethereum 2.0 will be using a wire protocol that is known as “libp2p” and it was developed and maintained by San Francisco-based startup Protocol Labs. Hobbit will be establishing a communication channel between clients that do not have the libp2p implemented.

During a conversation with CoinDesk, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum commented:

“For Bitcoin and [Ethereum 1.0], they’re both what we call gossip networks. Anything that’s broadcasted eventually reaches everyone but for [Ethereum 2.0] we can’t do that because there’s more total messages than any single node can download.”

Libp2p has two important benefits for the network. It will be using a new protocol that is called “gossipsub” that prevents the network from being congested every time a node wants to send a message.

Ethereum is working so as to move forward and improve its network. The intention is to offer better services in a very competitive cryptocurrency and blockchain market. Hobbits will serve as a “minimal transport spec that supports messaging types” and that will allow nodes in the network to be communicated.

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