Understanding The Diversity Of Clients

A bug in the Nethermind client took down 8% of the validators in the Ethereum network. This should be seen as a warning to all blockchain networks dominated by a single client. Many networks, including Cardano, face the risk of network outages. If the bug causes a fatal client crash, the network may no longer be able to produce blocks. This risk can be prevented by the diversity of clients. Decentralization is not only about the production of blocks or on-chain governance but also about the diversity of teams that build alternative clients. Let’s explain this often-neglected topic.

This article was prepared by Cardanians with support from Cexplorer.

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