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Geth is the official implementation of Ethereum based on the coding language Go. Currently, there are 8 teams that are building Eth 2.0 https://www.coindesk.com/next-gen-buidlers-the-8-teams-working-on-ethereum-2-0

When Eth 2.0 official releases, will Geth become deprecated and will users be forced to use new clients or will it also be implemented into current clients such as Geth?

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Ethereum 2.0 is already being implemented according to the current specification by the teams mentioned in the Coindesk article.

Some of the implementations are:

  • prysm by PrysmaticLabs, as far as I know this client was at first a fork of go-ethereum, but then moved to an implementation from scratch, this implementation is written in Go.
  • Lighthouse by Sigma Prime, written in Rust
  • Ethereum Beacon Chain by the Ethereum Foundation, is an implementation of the Beacon Chain (Phase 0) written in Python
  • Lodestar Chain by ChainSafeSystems written in TypeScript.

Ethereum 2.0 will be a new chain/chains, in order to be a block validator you must stake some ETH in a Ethereum 1.0 chain, so Eth1.0 still can be used as usual and also as a way to be part of the new Ethereum 2.0.

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