Ethereum 2.0, also known as ETH2, is a new version of the Ethereum blockchain that is currently in development.
ETH2 is a major upgrade to the Ethereum network that will improve its scalability, security, and efficiency. The upgrade is being implemented in phases, with Phase 0 scheduled to launch in late 2020.
ETH2 will use a new consensus algorithm called Proof-of-Stake (PoS), which will allow Ethereum to process transactions much faster than the current Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm. Additionally, ETH2 will introduce sharding, which is a way of dividing the Ethereum blockchain into multiple smaller pieces that can be processed in parallel.
This will further improve Ethereum’s scalability.
ETH2 is not a new coin, but rather an upgrade to the existing Ethereum network. The current Ethereum blockchain will continue to operate alongside ETH2, and eventually all users will be migrated to ETH2.
There is no need to worry about losing your ETH when ETH2 launches, as your ETH will automatically be converted to the new currency.