Coinbase confronts client diversity risk following Nethermind bug

Coinbase is looking into ways to address client diversity concerns following an outage that affected 8% of Ethereum validators. 

Ethereum’s Nevermind client software — a tool that is used to connect validators with blockchain networks — saw a bug that pulled validators offline. 

Although the bug was resolved within four hours, concerns about client centralization on Ethereum began to surface. 

Specifically, users flagged that if client software Geth — Ethereum’s most popular execution client used by 84% of validators — were to shut down, then Ethereum itself would stop finalizing. 

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