gaia-9002 died due to a consensus failure:
Now, it would be rather useful to have a functional testnet in the lead-up to GoS, and Zaki wants the community to launch a new testnet without his participation, so, let’s do it!
It should be a decentralized start, with gentx submissions.
Will it be an official community-driven testnet called gaia-9003?
When to launch the new testnet? In our opinion, Monday is the earliest option - it takes a while to collect the gentx files, and it’s unfair to force people to work on weekends.
Will GoS start on Tuesday in spite of the untimely demise of 9002? (unlikely, and it’s our opinion that we should get gaia-9003 started first and not rush things)
A few people do want to spend their weekend launching a new testnet, and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as it’s clear that it’s just for fun and won’t last. Do we want to do this? Who is going to coordinate it?
Our gentx collector is up and running: https://genesis.certus.one