In the latest Ethereum developers meeting, several key decisions were made regarding the upcoming Cancun upgrade and the concurrent CL (consensus layer) upgrade known as Deneb.
The meeting, known as the All Core Developers Consensus (ACDC) call, took place on June 15, 2023, chaired by Alex Stokes, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation.
During the meeting, the scope of the Cancun upgrade was finalized, which included important Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) such as EIP 4844 (proto-danksharding) and EIP 4788 Additionally, EIPs 6988, 7044, 7045 and 4788 were discussed for their potential. inclusion in the Deneb upgrade.
Mikhail Kalinin, a developer at Teku (CL), provided updates on EIP 6988, which aimed to prevent forcibly evicted validators from being selected as block nominators.
However, due to the complexity of the proposed code change, Alex Stokes suggested postponing the discussion to a later date in order to maintain focus on the final version of TM Deneb.
The meeting also discussed other EIPs intended to be included in Deneb. These include EIP 7044, which aimed to improve the staking user experience, and EIP 7045, a code change aimed at improving on-chain security. EIP 4788, proposed by Alex Stokes, was given the green light for inclusion in Cancun and Deneb.
Increase in the number of Blobs taken into account for Ethereum blocks
Another topic of discussion was the maximum number of blobs per block, with Dankrad Feist recommending an increase from 4 to 6. The developers agreed to test this change on the upcoming EIP 4844 testnet, Devnet 6, and make a final decision in two weeks.
Questions related to validator attestation and aggregation timelines were also raised. Customer teams considered increasing the delay by four seconds to accommodate an increasing number of attestations, but further investigation and development of proposals was deemed necessary.
The meeting delved deeper into the proposal to remove the 32 ETH cap on the effective balance of Ethereum validators. This change was intended to reduce the growth of the active validator pool and simplify future upgrades.
However, implementation details and trade-offs between user experience and specification complexity have been debated among developers.
Additionally, a coordination call took place for the launch of the Holesky testnet, intended to replace the existing Goerli testnet. Ethereum’s core developers solicited engagement from various stakeholders to establish infrastructure and run validators for Holesky’s genesis.
However, with these decisions and discussions, Ethereum’s core developers are actively shaping future upgrades and developments of the Ethereum network, with the aim of improving user experience and improving the overall security and functionality of the platform. -shape.
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