Research: Ethereum’s move to PoS is trading off decentralization for scalability

With the Merge finally completed, Ethereum is now running as a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network. However, its transition from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) system has been highly controversial. Supporters of PoW mining feared that staking would centralize the network and threaten its independence. Those fighting for a PoS network touted the scalability and precision that would arise … Read more

Centralization Fears Mount as Over 80% of Ethereum Blocks Were Relayed by Flashbots

Data from mevboost.org shows that over 80% of Ethereum relay blocks were built by Flashbolts, raising further centralization concerns within the community. While Ethereum’s transition to the proof-of-stake has been smooth sailing with little to no issues, the community is increasingly concerned with the centralization of players involved in block building for the blockchain network. … Read more

Centralization, sell-offs, and network stability: What’s troubling Ethereum ahead of the Merge?

With less than two days left until Ethereum transitions to a Proof-of-Stake system, all eyes are pointed at the Merge but many are still worried whether it will change the crypto market for the better. According to the latest report from analytics company Nansen, the problems a PoS Ethereum will face aren’t dismissible. However, the … Read more