Conservative Approach to a Radical Roadmap by Sunny Aggarwal

The current Ethereum 2.0 roadmap is doing a lot of great work on many fronts such as research on VDFs, data availability proofs, and multi-execution environments. However, as an active observer of the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap development over the past 2 years, I am concerned with some of the choices in roadmap strategy, particularly its approach to radically transforming a network with over $30B of value and hundreds of applications depending on it. In this talk, I will present an alternative, more conservative view of how to approach the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap. Some of the topics covered will include:

- Radical vs Conservative technological upgrade paths.

- We should use Ethereum 1.x as the beacon chain instead of launching a new beacon chain.

- Proof of Stake is highly experimental. We should test Proof of Stake on shards before using it on the beacon chain.

- Why requiring a 1-way peg burn of ETH to stake is scary.

- Learnings from 3 months of Proof of Stake on Cosmos

- Why we NEED delegation *in-protocol*

- Why sharding doesn't solve social scalability.

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