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Ethereum developers abandoned the terms ETH1 and ETH2
The team of developers of the second in capitalization of cryptocurrency abandoned the terms ETH1 and ETH2 in favor of the “level of execution” and “level of consensus”, respectively.
Both components make up the unified etereum ecosystem.
According to the developers, the term ETH2 forms a “wrong mental model” for new users. They mistakenly believe that ETH1 will cease to exist after the transition to ETH2.
“As the network’s road map develops, the term Ethereum 2.0 was an inaccurate presentation of the process. Caution and accuracy in choosing a definition will allow the most wide audience to understand the content of Ethereum, ”the statement said.
The team recalled that in 2018 its work on scaling blockchain and the transition to the consensus algorithm Proof-OF-Stake was united as part of the general topic Ethereum 2.0. However, after the start of the development of the Beacon Chain network, it became clear that it would take several years for full implementation.
The desire to make the Ethereum network at the Proof-OF-WORK algorithm stable in the long run along with the understanding that Beacon Chain will be ready before the other ETH2 components led to the “Early Foreign” proposal. Within its framework, it is assumed that the existing blockchain will enter the Ethereum 2 system.0 as a “zero hearth”, the team noted.
After that, research in the field of Rollups technology as a viable and safe way to scaling Ethereum turned out to be promising.
A change in terminology will also help prevent cases of fraud when attackers offer users to change their ETH to non -existent ETH2 in the light of the upcoming transition, the team added.
Recall that the previously co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin told how ZK-Rollups technology can help in the scalability of the cryptocurrency network.