Ethereum Foundation will pay up to $1 million to the one who discovered critical bugs in The Merge

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The Ehtereum Foundation has raised the bounty pool for fixing bugs in The Merge update to $1 million. reported on the official website of the organization.

However, at the time of writing, the reward site has set the maximum reward to $250,000. Such a reward is ready to be given out for a remote attack, which most popular clients of Ethereum protocols are subject to.

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It remains unclear for which identified errors the Ethereum Foundation is ready to pay up to $1 million. Earlier it became known that critical vulnerabilities were found in updates to the Go Ethereum (Geth) and Nethermind client protocols.

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Ethereum developer Peter Silaji stated that the latest update to Geth contains a functional regression that leads to incorrect code execution. Moreover, the vulnerability could compromise the database, but only if the entire Ethereum network went down. The error has already been identified submitted a patchhowever, it remains unclear whether all problems have been resolved.

As Ethereum developer Mika Zoltu noted, the problem in Geth is unlikely to shift the timing of the transition of Ethereum to the proof-of-stake algorithm (Proof-of-Stake).

In the meantime, the Ethereum community is preparing for The Merge update, which was previously scheduled for September 15, but now the “move” date has been extended from September 10 to September 20. Recall that earlier Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin warned that the “move” of the network to a new Proof-of-Stake algorithm could be delayed until October of this year if the developers identify potential risks.

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Source: Cryptocurrency

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