Contract deployment Genesis deposits Bootstrap consensus
v1.0 specs released
v1.0 spec release
Today, we released v1.0 of the eth2 specs, including the mainnet deposit contract address — 0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa. eth2 will have a MIN_GENESIS_TIME of 1606824000 (or for those of you who don’t think in unix time — December 1, 2020, 12pm UTC).
To trigger genesis at this time, there must be at least 16384 32-ETH validator deposits 7 days prior to December 1. If not, genesis will be triggered 7 days after this threshold has been met (whenever that may be). For a more detailed discussion of how genesis is kicked off, see Ben Edgington’s genesis writeup.
Check, double-check, triple-check the deposit contract address before sending any funds anywhere