Divi launches Version 0 officially

Divi is releasing its suite of software products on June 25 featuring masternode system, smart wallet and a desktop client
04 June 2018   1009

In just seven months Divi is ready to release its suite of software products on June 24. The launch will be accompanied with the world's first 5-tier masternode system, a Smart Wallet for iOS and Android, a desktop client, an updated whitepaper, wiki and a website.

Users may start staking right from day zero. The Smart Wallet will support DIVI, Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. As the exchange is trying to be legal and regulatory compliant, KYC is a must for registering on it. A separate redemption process will open on June 25. Coins sent to redemption will be burned, and redeemed tokens will be distributed at a ratio 1 DIVX : 100 DIVI. The redemption procedure will utilize MetaMask.

At the moment of publication, Divi market indicators are as follows:

Average price 1.96 USD
Market cap 10,564,375 USD
Volume (24H) 438,715 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.