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In enter link description here, it is said that "We have already determined that our current algorithm is highly suboptimal on low volatility and non-exploitability, and at the very least we plan to switch the timestamps compares to be the parent and grandparent, so that miners only have the incentive to modify timestamps if they are mining two blocks in a row."

What does the 'switch' mean here? Besides, I think the homestead version is good enough. Where is the disadvantage?

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  • "non-exploitability" is defined in the section you linked to. "Switch" means "change".
    – user19510
    Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 0:38
  • Thanks, but how will miners benefit from changing timestamps when mining two blocks in a row? What does "we plan to change the timestamps compares to be the parent and grandparent" mean??
    – Shulai
    Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 1:06
  • I'm afraid I don't understand your original question very well. Does it get answered in the other question you posted? ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/74059/… Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 5:38
  • emmm, I just want a more clear explanation on "at the very least we plan to switch the timestamps compares to be the parent and grandparent, so that miners only have the incentive to modify timestamps if they are mining two blocks in a row." Where and what is the incentive?
    – Shulai
    Commented Aug 20, 2019 at 14:22

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