Everybody staking 32 ETH to run a node is playing their part to strengthen the blockchain's security. ... Long-term ETH holders no doubt believe a secure network can support the health of the blockchain – and with it the price of their prized assets. All the while, they can earn some yield along the way.
On top, is ethereum 2.0 a hard fork?
Technically all ETH upgrades are "hard forks" that just don't have OLD and NEW chains surviving (except ETC of course). The NEW chain becomes the official one and the OLD one just dies fairly quickly.
Plus, what will ethereum 2.0 do? Ethereum 2.0, also known as Eth2 or “Serenity”, is an upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain. The upgrade aims to enhance the speed, efficiency, and scalability of the Ethereum network so that it can process more transactions and ease bottlenecks.1 day ago
Not only that, will ethereum 2.0 be a new coin?
As of the time of this writing, Ethereum's developers expect their new changes to begin to go live in the first quarter of 2020. The process won't be quick, however. The upgrades will be put in place in three separate stages, to take place over a period of at least three years.
Has ethereum 2.0 been launched?
With just nine hours remaining, the Ethereum's deposit contract met its threshold of 524,288 Ether — locking Eth2's beacon chain genesis for Dec. 1.