Ethereum Briefly Stopped Finalizing Transactions. What Happened?

Ethereum Briefly Stopped Finalizing Transactions. What Happened?

The Ethereum blockchain suffered two brief episodes last week where blocks weren’t finalizing – an unwanted bout of instability that presents risks to the blockchain’s security but isn’t considered dire.

There was a lot of confusion in terms of what the delay in “finality” meant for the functionality of the blockchain, prompting discussions about security concerns. So, it bears unpacking a bit.

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The cause of the temporary loss of block finality remains under investigation, though Prysm, a

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