Ethereum May Skip Casper FFG And Go Straight to Sharding with Proof of Stake

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Ethereum May Skip Casper FFG And Go Straight to Sharding with Proof of Stake

Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Ethereum apparently is moving at such great speed that something they have been working on for a long time may now be effectively outdated in its current form.

This is not confirmed, and there remains some confusion, but from what sense we can make it seems that new developments have made Casper FFG, with 1,500 eth staking requirements, effectively redundant.

That new development is some significant advances in sharding, which now appears to have reached a stage where one can fully see how it would work.

“We are considering changing the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap to skip Casper FFG with 1500 ETH deposits. Instead Casper and sharding validators would be unified from the get-go in the beacon chain, and deposits would be 32 ETH,” Justin Drake, an ethereum developer, says.

He further clarifies that this approach would have a number of advantages, including simplicity, with Drake stating:

“Classes of issues go away, such as dealing with gas and writing code in Solidity. While withdrawals are disabled the manager contract on the beacon chain will be “unhackable”, and much easier to write and deploy.


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