In anticipation of Ethereum’s highly anticipated transition to Proof of Bet (PoS), cybersecurity company Cloudflare is poised to launch and deploy Ethereum validation nodes in the coming months.
It aims to study the energy efficiency, consistency management and speed of the PoS network as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and to help “ build a better internet “.
Cloudflare was founded in 2010 and provides web security services such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation to protect customers from DDoS attacks.
Cloudflare said it was experimenting with the ” Proof-of-Stake adopts the next generation of Web3 networks ”, Ethereum being the first line for the company.
At this point, the move to the PoS consensus mechanism appears to be scheduled for Q3 or Q4 soon unless there is a further delay, with Cloudflare noting that this will cause with “ significant improvements in energy efficiency for the network.
According to a blog post Monday, the company will launch and fix Ethereum validation nodes – 32 ether (ETH) required per node – in the coming months. She did not specify how many nodes, or specific launch date:
“Cloudflare will be involved in the research and development of the core infrastructure that helps keep Ethereum secure, fast and energy efficient for all. »
” These nodes will serve as a test site for research on energy efficiency, coherence management and network speed it posts the blog post.
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The company said the test is linked to its commitment to the environment and helping to pave the way. ” balances the clear need to significantly reduce the power consumption of Web3 technologies and the ability to scale Web3 networks by order of magnitude “.
Cloudflare has noted that the upcoming Ethereum upgrade will significantly reduce its power consumption by moving away from the model Proof-of-Work (PoW) ” environmental problem is at the forefront of Web3 adoption but the usage rates we see today do not scale well “.
“The energy required to operate a proof validation node is much lower than that of a working proof miner. According to early estimates from the Ethereum Foundation, the entire Ethereum network could only use 2.6 megawatts of power. In other words, Ethereum will use 99.5% less energy than today after the merger. »
Although the company did not say which project it would focus on later, it said it would work with partners in the ” encrypted communities, web3 and infrastructures “go ahead.