The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has recently revealed that one percent of ETH total supply is now locked in Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract.
Buterin shared this with the Ethereum community via his official Twitter handle a couple of hours ago. In the tweet, he shared the stats of the upgrade, stating that there is still no obvious improvement in the decentralization level.
He said this was caused by the fact that Bitcoin Suisse is now properly treated with their multiple addresses as a single unit. Buterin, however, stated that the performance noticed is still far better than expected.
Buterin tweeted, “1% of all ETH is now in the deposit contract! Updated stats; the decentralization numbers are a bit worse than last time but only because they now properly treat Bitcoin Suisse with their multiple addresses as a single unit. Still doing far better than I expected!”
1% of all ETH is now in the deposit contract!
Updated stats; the decentralization numbers are a bit worse than last time but only because they now properly treat Bitcoin Suisse with their multiple addresses as a single unit. Still doing far better than I expected! pic.twitter.com/B0ck5YGTUk
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) December 6, 2020
Ethereum 2.0 Comes With Improved Security
Ethereum 2.0 is being developed with security in mind. Virtually all proof-of-stake (PoS) networks have a small set of validators that makes for a more centralized system and decreased network security. The consensus algorithm that powers Ethereum 2.0 requires a minimum of 16,384 validators, which makes it much more decentralized and secure.
Nevertheless, the co-founder of Jelurida and lead core developer of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains, Lior Yaffe, posited that there is a potential vulnerability that targets the level of participation rates on the network.
Also, organizations such as blockchain security firm Least Authority are involved in security audits of Ethereum 2.0 code, which showcases the determination of Ethereum Foundation in setting up a dedicated security team for ETH 2.0.
In a tweet back in August 2020, an Ethereum 2.0 researcher, Justin Drake, stated that “The Ethereum Foundation is building an internal security team dedicated to Eth2. Fuzzing, bounty hunting, pager duty, cryptoeconomic modelling, applied cryptanalysis, formal verification—you name it”