Developers Named the Cause of Ethereum Test Network Failure

There was an unintentional restructuring of 7 blocks in the Beacon Chain network. The blockchain team does not believe this to be someone's intentional act.

On the morning of May 25, a test Ethereum blockchain called Beacon Chain underwent an unexpected reorganization of 7 blocks, according to Beacon Scan data. Blocks already embedded in the chain were replaced by others. According to Ethereum chief developer Preston Van Loon, the reorganization may have been caused by a "nontrivial segmentation" of new and old software from different nodes on the network.

"Finally a good hypothesis," Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin commented on the report, saying that the team had been battling for hours to figure out what needed to be fixed.

Updating the software on the nodes of the network is made to move to the PoS algorithm. So far, the nodes are only partially updated, which is what caused the blockchain to fail, according to the developers.

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

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