Upcoming ETH Network Transition May Leave It Vulnerable But A Developer Assures Network Safety

While the approaching transition between PoW and PoS could abandon the network of Ethereum at risk, a developer calmed about the safety of the merger. The Ethereum 2.0’s Pivotal upgrades have been sluggish, however stable. Though technical problems are continuously emerging to be troublesome for the network, lingering for up to a couple of recent years, three scenarios have currently been pointed out by the researchers that could allow for the PoS (proof-of-stake design) of Ethereum 2.0 to be attacked. However, their fix has been mentioned as well.

Severe attacks over the PoS design of Ethereum

The second prominent valuable crypto across the world, ETH (Ethereum), has succeeded in managing to acquire another ATH during the early phase of Wednesday following the last week’s effective accomplishment of the 2.0 update of the Altair Beacon Chain. A team of researchers had formerly pointed out three possible scenarios explicating how the structure of the latest consensus apparatus could probably be compromised. Notwithstanding this, Danny Ryan from the Ethereum Foundation is assured that no delay would be caused to “The Merge,” and the fix will be implemented in advance of the upcoming upgrade of Ethereum.

As per Ryan, two fixes are available for the fork choice known as “proposer view synchronization” and “proposer boosting.” It has been officially analyzed by Stanford’s researchers that the latter has been speculated since this year’s April. Additionally, the implementation of the fix has also been carried out over one client as a minimum. On the contrary, the other solution, “the proposer view synchronization,” is being analyzed. Nonetheless, the researchers are considerably optimistic in this matter. Because of the reasons linked to the maturity and simplicity in analysis, this method is being worked with by the researchers to fix the three attacks.

No requirement for a hard fork

In the new blog post, the Merge upgrade’s deployment was additionally assured by Ryan. Moreover, no changes or hard fork would be needed by the application bringing the fix. He added that the fix aims at just the fork choice. Thus it is adequate for the specifications of the Merge. Furthermore, the developers and researchers from Ethereum are of the view that November would be the month for the implementation of the proposer boosting fix, and its availability over the Merge testnets will be witnessed in the middle of 2022’s January.