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Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 Guide to Staking on Ubuntu Medalla and Nimbus

September 14, 2020 Off By Maheen Hernandez

The Guide to Staking on Ethereum 2.0 Ubuntu, Medalla, and Nimbus is a step-by-step guide, which is useful for those who are interested in staking. 

The client testnet on the Status Nimbus Client is based on Ubuntu v20.04 (LTS) x64 server, Go Ethereum Node (code branch), Status’ Ethereum 2.0 client, Nimbus (code branch), Official multi-client testnet public network, Medalla, MetaMask crypto wallet browser extension, Prometheus metrics, and Grafana dashboard.

The guide also contains information about:  Configuring a newly running Ubuntu server instance; Configuring and running an Ethereum 1.0 node as a service; Compiling and configuring the Nimbus client software for Ethereum 2.0; Phase 0 (Medalla testnet) and running as a service; and Installing and configuring Prometheus metrics and setting up a Grafana dashboard.

This guide is not meant for absolute beginners. It has been created assuming some knowledge of Ethereum, ETH, staking, Linux, and MetaMask.  Before getting started, it is important to have the Ubuntu server instance up and running.  Also, it has been stated that having a MetaMask browser extension installed and configured helps.

Sydney Ifergan, the crypto expert tweeted: “I came across an Ethereum meme that goes like Bitcoin is a single application while Ethereum is an application layer. If Bitcoin is email, Ethereum is the World Wide Web. Really?”

Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 Enterprise Adoption

The arrival of Ethereum 2.0 is anxiously awaited.  The upgrades are set to be released in phases. What is happening now is believed to be the final testnet.  Different teams are working on the project and so far things seem to be working smoothly.  Concerns about the mainnet launch are increasing.

Ethereum 2.0 is expected to provide for features like increased scalability, throughput, and security for the Ethereum public mainnet.  Of note, all of these features are lacking in Ethereum 1.0. The highly anticipated beacon chain is set to serve as the backbone of Ethereum 2.0.

Ethereum 2.0 advancements is significant and notable; however, it is noteworthy that Enterprise adoption will take some time.  After the completion of the third phase of Lubin, organizations will be able to onboard clients smoothly from Ethereum 1.0.

Privacy and confidentiality of transactions are set to improve and with time enterprise adoption will become a reality in the coming years with the coming of advanced tools to provide for the purpose.

Staking on Ethereum and Wrapped Bitcoin concepts are becoming widespread in the Ethereum Network. DeFi is sure flourishing.

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