One of Ethereum‘s founders, Vitalik Buterin, spoke about the major problems within the network. Buterin identified the centralization of nodes as a critical issue for the network. This problem makes the network vulnerable to potential failure points through centralized service providers like Amazon Web Services. To address this centralization issue, Buterin focused on six fundamental problems during the Korea Blockchain Week. Central to his improvement plans is making the operation of nodes cheaper and more accessible.
“One of those six things is making it technically easier for people to run nodes and statelessness is one of the really important technologies in doing that right.”Vitalik Buterin.
According to Buterin, “statelessness” holds a significant place in Ethereum’s roadmap. The concept of statelessness aims to minimize dependency on centralized service providers during the network’s verification processes. This concept will be further deepened in Ethereum’s future stages, known as “The Verge” and “The Purge.”
Mobile Nodes: Ethereum’s Long-Term Goal
Buterin suggests that, thanks to statelessness, it may be possible to run fully verified Ethereum nodes on a mobile phone in the future. This could significantly impact the future of Ethereum’s decentralization.
“In the longer term there’s a plan to maintain fully verified Ethereum nodes where you could literally it on your phone.”
These developments aim to transform Ethereum into a more user-friendly and decentralized platform. However, Buterin acknowledges that reaching a perfect solution in this regard could take years.