On the 31st of December, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, shared some bullishness for the upcoming year 2023. In a Twitter post, in response to a question from the former chief technology officer of Coinbase Balaji, what are you bullish on for 2023, Vitalik shared a roadmap diagram and wrote that reaching a new rollup scaling milestone.
Vitalik also confirmed the rollout of the Ethereum Improvement Protocol 4884 in 2023, which had previously been removed as part of the upcoming Shanghai upgrade package, which is set for March 2023. In a Twitter post, the Ethereum co-founder wrote that he was looking forward to reaching the basic roll-up scaling milestone, which is also outlined in the Ethereum roadmap. He described that this meant the rollout of The Surge-related Ethereum Improvement Proposal-4884.
Ethereum Improvement Proposal-4884, which was initially expected to be done in with the Shanghai upgrade, introduced a proto-danksharding to significantly enhance layer-2 rollup scalability ahead of the full implementation of the major Shanghai upgrade late next year. Vitalok claimed that this would mean that rollups would be partially taking off training wheels, at least to stage 1.
Stage 0, known as full training wheels, has the requirements for all transactions to be on-chain and allows users to withdraw their assets without the operator. Stage 1, known as limited training wheels, must have a transaction verification method, such as a validity proof scheme to accept or reject which transactions are allowed by the smart contract and an overriding security council to oversee the process. And stage 2, also known as no training wheels, must have two distinct fraud provers and two distinct validity provers. At this stage, upgrades are allowed but must have a delay of more than 30 days.