Developers named the cause of the Ethereum test network failure


There was an unintended reorganization of 7 blocks in the Beacon Chain network. The blockchain team does not consider this to be someone’s deliberate action.

On the morning of May 25, a test Ethereum blockchain called Beacon Chain experienced a sudden reorganization of 7 blocks, according to Beacon Scan. The blocks already embedded in the chain were replaced by others. The reorganization may have been caused by a “non-trivial segmentation” of new and old software from different nodes of the network, according to Ethereum chief developer Preston Van Loon.

“Finally a good hypothesis,” Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin commented on the announcement, saying that the team struggled for hours to figure out what needed to be fixed.

The software update on the nodes of the network takes place for the transition to the PoS algorithm. So far, the nodes are only partially updated, which is what caused the blockchain failure, according to the developers.

The Ethereum network’s transition to the Proof-of-Stake algorithm will take place this August, cryptocurrency creator Vitalik Buterin said last week.