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Ethereum Beacon Chain experiences seven block reorg: What's going on?

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Thu, May 26, 2022

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Ahead of the Merge tentatively penciled in for August, Ethereum’s Beacon Chain experienced a seven-block reorganization (reorg) yesterday.

The term reorg refers to an event in which a block that was part of the canonical chain, such as the Beacon Chain, gets knocked off the chain due to a competing block beating it out.

Core Ethereum developer Preston Van Loon suggested the reorg was due to a “non-trivial segmentation” of new and old client node software, and was not necessarily anything malicious.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin labeling the theory a “good hypothesis.” Block reorg: Beacon Scan Martin Köppelmann, the co-founder of EVM compatible Gnosis chain was one of the first to highlight the occurrence via Twitter yesterday morning, noting that it “shows that the current attestation strategy of nodes should be reconsidered to hopefully result in a more stable chain!

(proposals already exist).” In response to Köppelmann, Van Loon tentatively attributed the reorg to the proposer boost fork which hadn’t fully been implemented yet: “We suspect this is caused by the implementation of Proposer Boost fork choice has not fully rolled out to the network.

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