Vitalik Buterin, the founder of the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has just proposed a new alternative to accelerate the transition to Ethereum 2.0, according to a post in ETH Research.
Buterin has proposed a new mechanism that aims to accelerate the transition to Ethereum 2.0 through a new type of ETH validator called "eth1-friendly validators."
According to Buterin, this alternative will allow the transition from Ethereum 1.0 to its new version without the need for major changes in network architecture:
"Specifically, it requires stateless clients, but NOT stateless miners and NOT webassembly, and so requires much less rearchitecting to accomplish."
Ethereum 2.0 is basically an upgrade to the current network that will allow to move from the current consensus algorithm proof-of-work, based on mining, to proof-of-stake, which will rely on validators.
The "zero phase" of the transition to ETH 2.0 should begin on January 3.
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