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Ethereum Upgrades

Building a network that is more sustainable, secure and scalable

More scalable

Investing in Layer 1 and Layer 2 upgrades to support 1000s of transactions per second and make dapps faster and cheaper to use

More secure

Formal verification of core protocol changes and helping to scale the staking mechanism needed to secure and decentralize Ethereum

More sustainable

Defining, testing and supporting the transition to Proof of Stake

ConsenSys & Ethereum

From the launch of Ethereum, ConsenSys was formed with the goal to be the strongest force for decentralization on the planet. ConsenSys researchers, protocol developers, client teams and cryptographers from around the globe have contributed to nearly every major Ethereum milestone.

Improve scalability with state channels

Beacon Chain Genesis
Executable Beacon Chain Proposal and Formal Verification of Spec

Helped design fee optimization scheme

Readied devs, tested the Merge and prepared Ethereum at Amphora

Preparing validator withdrawals at Edelweiss Interop

Adding randomness and preparing for 4844

Upgrading Ethereum

The Merge

By evolving the network’s approach to consensus, the Merge will reduce Ethereum's energy requirements by 99.95% ensuring that the network can sustainably support the next generation of web3 creators and developers.

Eth Staking & Withdrawals

The Shanghai/Capella upgrade is doubly named because it is the first simultaneous upgrade of Ethereum’s execution and consensus layers—designed to enable staked ETH withdrawals.

Scalability (Sharding and zk)

The combination of sharding with the explosion of rollup innovation promises to address concerns around scalability

Diverse and Open

Client, validator and layer-2 diversity ensures a healthy and scalable network

    Explore a day in the life of an Ethereum Core Developer with Justin Florentine

Get Started: Become a Validator

While staking services will undoubtedly flower post-Merge, single-node validators are an important driver of decentralized resilience. ConsenSys Academy’s Coogan Brennan documented his journey to becoming an Eth2 validator.
Become A Validator

Part 1

How an individual, with ~32 ETH and technical knowledge, can participate in the launch of the Ethereum beacon chain.

Part 2

What you should consider when picking hardware and software to run an Ethereum 2.0 validator client.

Part 3

An overview of how to access Teku metrics, set up notifications, and query the node.

Part 4

How to safely and successfully migrate a Teku node from one 
server to another, and how to prevent slashing.

Part 5

How to tackle JSON Web Token, set up a local Ethereum address and then set up a local Execution Client