The long-awaited migration to Ethereum 2.0 is a step closer today as another recently launched testnet called Zinken has been running smoothly.
A currently running ETH 2.0 testnet called Zinken, which was launched on Monday, Oct. 12, has been ‘performing perfectly’ according to one of the developers and participants.
Zinken is a shortened testnet, just like the one before it called Spadina, which is aimed at giving client teams a chance to iron out issues in their release process. It also gives validators a chance to experience a smoother genesis prior to mainnet. As with Spadina, the primary goal of Zinken is to practice the genesis process, stated lead developer Danny Ryan in a previous blog post.
According to the beaconcha.in Zinken blockchain explorer there is currently over 136,000 simulated ETH, or GöETH, staked on the testnet and 4,269 active validators.
The Medalla testnet is also still running and has accumulated over 2.35 million Göerli testnet Ethereum, staked on the blockchain. There are now almost 75,000 validators with the U.S. and Germany, still accounting for 57% of them.