According to Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake, the organization is creating a dedicated team to ensure the safety of Ethereum 2.0.
The recruitment of candidates for the new team has already begun – for this, applicants need to send a resume to the address indicated in Drake’s message. The group will work on potential threats and economic problems of the new generation of Ethereum.
Ethereum Foundation hopes to recruit a team of versatile cybersecurity and auditing specialists who will investigate both the update code itself and the architecture of Ethereum 2.0.
In addition to theoretical work and formal verification of cryptographic algorithms, the team will engage in practical testing. One way is to use random and useless datasets to provoke a non-standard program response. A significant part of the errors in the software occurs precisely when using non-standard types of data, and this method helps to detect these errors.
Now the development of Ethereum 2.0 is in the final stage, although it is behind schedule. Initially, it was assumed that the zero phase of the update will be launched in early 2020, but recently the start of the update was postponed to November 4. According to the founder of the popular wallet MyEtherWallet Kosala Hemachandra, the full launch of Ethereum 2.0 will take place no earlier than 2022.