On Oct. 19, 2021, a group of top-tier cryptocurrency researchers shared three scenarios of how Ethereum 2.0’s proof-of-stake (PoS) design could be attacked. EF’s Danny Ryan is sure that The Merge will not be delayed.
According to the blog post shared by Mr. Ryan on Ethereum.org, the attack designs proposed by Standford University researchers are “serious” and dangerous to the stability of the ETH2 Beacon Chain.
At the same time, all three attacks could be mitigated with a “simple fix.” As such, EF developers will implement this fix before the decisive phase of ETH1-ETH2 transition starts.
The deployment of this fix will not delay The Merge, Mr. Ryan assures. The rollout of this fix will not result in Ethereum chain reorganization (“hard fork”).