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Ethereumโ€™s client diversity: with 66% running Prysm, is The Merge safe to pursue? Ethereumโ€™s client diversity: with 66% running Prysm, is The Merge safe to pursue?

Ethereumโ€™s client diversity: with 66% running Prysm, is The Merge safe to pursue?

As more than two thirds of the staking power of the Ethereum 2.0 chain is running on a single client software, what happens if this client is hit by a serious vulnerability, and what can the community do to fix the issue?

Ethereumโ€™s client diversity: with 66% running Prysm, is The Merge safe to pursue?

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Around the middle of this year, Ethereum, the second-largest blockchain in terms of monetary value, and with hundreds of billions of dollars worth of assets depending on its operation, will transition from the Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm securing the system today, to the Proof-of-Stake system of tomorrow โ€“ a procedure described by many as changing the engine of an airplane while flying it.

Ethereum can, under no circumstances whatsoever, stop producing valid blocks.

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