Early this month Prysmatic Labs team has launched the most-complete public testnet for the first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 network which uses the Prysm client. The launch was well-received by the Ethereum community. Many immediately started running the software and reporting issues to the Prysmatic Lab team. The number of validator nodes on the Ethereum 2.0 testnet quickly surpassed 800 nodes. This simply shows the exuberant desire of the Ethereum community to contribute to the Ethereum progress into the highly anticipated Ethereum 2.0 network upgrade.
Woo! I just became an Eth 2.0 testnet validator. Exciting work @prylabs! It was a pretty smooth process besides one error I ran into and just had to restart my node. You can participate too by following these instructions. https://t.co/f1AP1Ry1r4