Vitalik Buterin Reveals Next Steps for Ethereum “Purge” Initiative

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has revealed the upcoming phases in the move to simplify the Ethereum protocol and reduce node resource loads, also known as “The Purge.” In a recent post on X, Buterin shared a quick note on The Purge. Notably, The Purge marks one of the pivotal phases in Ethereum’s evolution, prominently highlighted […]

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Vitalik Buterin Reveals Next Steps for Ethereum “Purge” Initiative

  • Vitalik Buterin outlines Ethereum’s next evolutionary phase, “The Purge.”
  • The Purge aims to simplify the protocol and reduce node resource loads.
  • EIP-6780, implemented during last month’s Dencun hard fork, is crucial to The Purge.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has revealed the upcoming phases in the move to simplify the Ethereum protocol and reduce node resource loads, also known as “The Purge.” In a recent post on X, Buterin shared a quick note on The Purge.

Notably, The Purge marks one of the pivotal phases in Ethereum’s evolution, prominently highlighted within the project’s roadmap that Buterin revealed late last year. It entails removing obsolete network data and gradually simplifying the Ethereum infrastructure.

In addition to trimming down historical data storage, The Purge seeks to alleviate the technical cost of participating in the network by clearing old history.

Ethereum roadmap. Source: Vitalik Buterin 

In the latest update, Buterin high…

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