#AMA IS NOW OVER! Thanks to everybody who requested questions!

# Eth 2.zero Analysis Group AMA [July 2019]

The researchers and builders behind Eth 2.zero are right here to reply your questions and make all your wildest goals come true! That is their 2nd [AMA](https://reddit.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002427523-What-is-an-AMA-and-why-would-I-host-one-) and will final round 12 hours.

**You probably have multiple query please ask them in separate feedback.**

[Click here to view the 1st ETH 2.0 AMA from 5 months ago](https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/ajc9ip/ama_we_are_the_eth_20_research_team/).

Notice: /u/Souptacular just isn’t part of the Eth 2.zero analysis group. I’m simply serving to facilitate the AMA 😛

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27 COMMENTS

  1. i hear a lot of hype around staking rewards, but what are the penalties for getting slashed? does the network have different punishments for different misbehavior (offline vs. double-signing)? is the “up to 60.8% slash in 18 days” still correct?

  2. Regarding Proof-of-Stake and wealth distribution (and issuance reduction), by the looks of it the majority of ETH **will be** held by the minority of entities, does that cause any concern since a single entity can run multiple validator nodes (and earn more rewards)?

    It’s a question from **inequality** perspective not security; if ETH were to take a significant role in the global economy, wouldn’t this widen the gap between rich and poor by orders of magnitude (**MUCH** worse than the current economic system)? Basically, **economic inequality on steroids**.

  3. Why are there so many teams building eth2.0 clients? I understand the point of client diversity but don’t you think 6 clients seem to be pushing it? Supporting so many clients would also divide the resources in terms of funding. Which clients do you see as the geth and parity of eth2.0?

  4. I’d like to know more about the data availability layer of Ethereum 2.0 – particularly the economic costs of long-term data storage.

    Part of my political platform includes integrating blockchain technology with government operations. For example, I’d like to see all of America’s public records stored on a public, open source, sufficiently decentralized blockchain.

    Would it make sense to build something like this on top of Ethereum 2.0? Why or why not?

    Oh! And thanks for all of your time, hard work, and dedication. 🙂

  5. Theres been some debate over the necessity of ASICs in Eth 2.0. I understand theres an effort to spread the cost out among various communities, but I think many people feel this might just end up being an expensive science project where the rewards dont justify the costs and if you itemised Eth 2.0, it seems like it might be the most expensive part. Are there alternatives besides relying on just Randao/Randao + ASICs (VDF)? What are the ELI5 upsides + downsides of the alternatives? I appreciate that the researchers are a tackling a difficult problem with randomness for a blockchain.

  6. suppose ethereum reaches 1 mllion tps, ledger size will grow 1 terabyte everyday, any solution to this? what is your projections in terms of ledger size growh and what is your solution to this

  7. I recall /u/bobthesponge once saying that almost his entire Net worth is in Ether (even his salary from the EF). Are there any other researchers on the research team that are as convinced of Ethereum’s future, besides Vitalik and Justin of course? No need to call someone out. Just percentages, ie. “Over 50% of the research team is heavily (over 30% of net worth) invested in Ether financially”, would be sufficient.

  8. Not a question but a big thanks in the name of the entire community of investors and enthusiasts.

    Even though a few will always complain about something, the vast majority of us is extremely supportive of the hard work you’re doing.

    We are extremely grateful for you to be building the future of decentralization.

  9. My biggest worry about ETH 2.0 is that it will kill composability. Won’t most dapps end up trying to build on the same shard as say MakerDAO so they can use Dai?

  10. I am considering to stake during phase 0, but i am a bit concerned about the inactivity leak. I want to know how to stop/pause being a validator if I change my mind?

    I am asking this as there may be certain situations in which I think I will be offline for a while, and I do not want my balance to slowly leak out due to that.

  11. If, as a validator, I know that I’m going to be offline for a period of time, is is possible to ‘pause’ validating without suffering an inactivity leak?

  12. Lets assume you are a guy with very little cryptotech-knowledge, but you do have >32 ETHER.

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    **Question #1:** Would staking be made easy-to-do, so “ordinary” people can earn interest on their holdings?

    **Question #2:** Does staking pose any risks of losing ETH by accident? Trying to understand if you can stake without any risks unless you “intentionally” try to harm the network (eg. if your validator node goes offline, because your internet provider has an issue and likewise)

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    Thank you.

  13. Do the client teams feel their implementations will be sufficiently robust enough, stable enough, and easy enough to use that normal nerds (like myself) can safely run their node software, stake 32 ETH on it, and not be slashed or lose ETH due to client bugs?

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    My biggest concern is losing ETH while being a well intentioned actor.

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    I’ve ran Geth, Parity, Trinity, and EthereumJ (Harmony) nodes for multiple years now and those clients have been around a lot longer than any of the ETH 2.0 clients have, but they still have issues, still have bugs, still sometimes crash.

  14. What do you feel is the biggest unsolved challenge left in Eth 2.0 research which must be addressed before Phase 1 or Phase 2 could be implemented in the future?

  15. Is there a chance for obligatory anonymity of future validator withdrawals? Force every withdrawal to go to a shielded pool – like zcash does with mining rewards. I fear without the obligatory anonymity here just using a mixer/etc is going to be treated as extremely suspicious – forcing stakers would add plausible deniability.

  16. I just have to say… this team and project is absolutely awesome. You guys have to put up with a lot of bullshit from the market but seeing the unwavering optimism and positivity to do good in the world and push the boundaries of technology, finance, and society is really inspiring. Keep up the great work guys.

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