Red Pulse to host an AMA session

An intelligence and content ecosystem for China Markets Red Pulse will organize an Ask-Me-Anything session via YouTube on June 23
22 June 2018   850

Red Pulse team announced an Ask-Me-Anything session to be held at the project`s YouTube channel on June 23. As the development progresses ahead of schedule and the community anticipation is building up, the team is collecting the questions beforehand at an e-mail address.

Red Pulse project is a market intelligence platform covering China's financial and capital markets. Platform will connect industry experts, practitioners, and professionals together to share their views and analysis to a global audience. At the moment of publication, Red Pulse (RPX) market parameters are as follows:

Average price 0.038469 USD
Market cap 31,079,875 USD
Volume (24H) 491,592 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   1018

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.