47,723 Ethers were sent by 232 validators unique to the deposit contract.
Vitalik Buterin has already sent 3,200 ETH or around $ 1.4 million.
The Bitcoin Evolution version deposit contract went live on November 4 . Is the deployment of phase 0 will take place on 1 st of December?
Preparation of phase 0 of ETH 2.0
The deposit contract serves as a bridge between the current Proof-of-Work (PoW) process and the new Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. Thus, the deployment of phase 0 Ethereum was announced for the 1 st December, however, several conditions must be met before 23 November.
At least 16,384 validators different ETH must engage 32 before 1 st of December. This is more than 524,288 ETH (approximately $ 230 million) that will have to be blocked for a period of approximately 2 years. Indeed, these ethers cannot be withdrawn before the start of phase 1.5 or even phase 2.0.
If 524,000 ETH are not met before 1 st December when the Genesis block will be delayed for seven more days and so on until the funds are met.
Update 4 days after launch
According to data from Dune Analytics , ether holders have already sent 47,723 ETH, or around 9% of the total required. However, only 232 unique addresses made deposits, or 1.4% of the 16,384 validators required.
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of ETH 2.0 himself sent 3,200 ETH or approximately $ 1.4 million to the deposit contract (100 transactions of 32 ethers via the address „VB2“ ). The co-founder owns around 367,000 ETH or around 163 million dollars at the current price.
Despite the good example of the founder, it seems unlikely that more than 16,000 validators are gathered for the deployment of phase 0 before the 1 st of December.