BOScoin to release testNet

BOScoin is going to release its testNet along with its consensus protocol ISAAC on June 15
24 May 2018   1329

BOScoin prepares for the testNet launch on June 15. The release will be accompanied with public testNet nodes and the ISAAC consensus protocol. Following the testNet launch trust contracts and the governance system will be integrated in the course of several months. mainNet is scheduled for Q4 2018.

The testNet code will become available at the project GitHub - users will be able to track the progress all the time. The necessary condition for the mainNet release is a thorough test of Trust Contracts, the consensus protocol and the governance. The instructions on how to setup and run a public node for users will be published on the launch date – June 15.

BOScoin (Blockchain Operating System) is aiming to provide a sustainable and evolutionary global decentralized platform. The project specifics lies within a new type of Smart Contract, i.e. Trust Contract - trust and reliable Smart Contracts that are not Turing-complete, but decidable. The vision behind the Trust Contracts is for general public to be able to write contracts. At the moment of publication, BOScoin market parameters are as follows:

Average price 0.136782 USD
Market cap 60,899,757 USD
Volume (24H) 226,669 USD

Potentional Vulnerabilities Found in ETH 2.0

Least Authority have found potentional security issues in the network P2P interaction and block proposal system
26 March 2020   202

Technology security firm Least Authority, at the request of the Ethereum Foundation, conducted an audit of the Ethereum 2.0 specifications and identified several potential vulnerabilities at once.

Least Authority said that developers need to solve problems with vulnerabilities in the network layer of peer-to-peer (P2P) interaction, as well as in the block proposal system. At the same time, the auditor noted that the specifications are "very well thought out and competent."

However, at the moment there is no large ecosystem based on PoS and using sharding in the world, so it is impossible to accurately assess the prospects for system stability.
Also, information security experts emphasized that the specifications did not pay enough attention to the description of the P2P network level and the system of records about Ethereum nodes. Vulnerability risks are also observed in the block proposal system and the messaging system between nodes.

Experts said that in the blockchains running on PoS, the choice of a new block is simple and no one can predict who will get the new block. In PoS systems, it is the block proposal system that decides whose block will fall into the blockchain, and this leads to the risk of data leakage. To solve the problem, auditors suggested using the mechanism of "Single Secret Leader Election" (SSLE).

As for the peer-to-peer exchange system, there is a danger of spam. There is no centralized node in the system that would evaluate the actions of other nodes, so a “malicious" node can spam the entire network with various messages without any special punishment. The solution to this problem may be to use special protocols for exchanging messages between nodes.