Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin November 5 released a revised roadmap for Ethereum. According to the roadmap, the next phases are Surge, Scourge, Verge, Purge, and Splurge.
A revised Ethereum roadmap was announced by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin in a string of tweets on November 5. In particular, the “The Scourge” phase of the Ethereum roadmap emphasizes ensuring trustworthy and impartially neutral transactions are included. As Ethereum shifts to proof-of-stake, it also aims to address the issues of centralization and censorship that emerged after the Merge.
The Verge will introduce “verkle trees,” which hold more information in a smaller proof and permit smaller node sizes. Now, the phase now includes “verification” to make using SNARKs for block verification quite simple.
Additionally, there are more precise milestones for each category. The involvement of quantum proofs will be more evident as a necessary component of the “endgame” protocol.
After 51% of Ethereum blocks complied with OFAC guidelines, growing censorship of Ethereum has become a major worry. According to mevWatch data, the percentage of blocks created on the last day that comply with OFAC has reached 73%.
Vitalik Buterin hopes to address MEV concerns with “The Scourge” phase. To lessen Ethereum censorship, Buterin has even provided certain ideas like “partial block auctions.” According to him, “partial block auctions” can decentralize block production and limit the influence of builders. Additionally, using a non-censoring MEV-Boost relay will guarantee Ethereum’s neutrality.