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How does the RANDAO mechanism prevent DoS attacks in the beacon chain?

I was reading through an explainer on the Beacon Chain at ethos.dev, which mentioned that block proposers are selected via the RANDAO mechanism. This raised a question about the network's resilience ...
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If blockhash changes, did block become uncle?

if I first get the block hash of a block at height A. Later on I get the block hash of the block at height A again, if the block hashes differ, does that mean the first block became uncle? Example ...
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Who is going to detect whether validators conduct misbehaviors?

If validators act dishonestly, who is going to find that out?
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How to intentionally get slashed?

for a project we're working on, I'd like to simulate slashing locally. I'm using a docker-compose set up based on https://github.com/OffchainLabs/eth-pos-devnet/blob/master/docker-compose.yml (so ...
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How common is it to go below a balance of 32 ether in PoS?

I learned that PoS comes with penalties and slashing. But how common are these actions? Do most validators keep their entire 32 ether stake over time?
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Hard forks after the merge: Can validators continue on both chains?

When Ethereum decides to do an upgrade after the merge, do validators have to pick which chain they're going to support i.e. if they sign blocks / attest on both chains after a hardfork has occurred ...
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Why will on average 64 signing privileges be assigned each block in Slasher algorithm?

In this post about Slasher algorithm: https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/01/15/slasher-a-punitive-proof-of-stake-algorithm, it says: At block K+1000, an address A with balance B gains a “signing ...
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What happens if the slashing protection history/database is a little outdated?

When a machine (machine A) with a validator running on it is dying for some reason, I would start it on another machine (machine B). To avoid slashing, I have to copy the slashing protection history (...
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Avoid Attester Slashing - Etherum2.0

According to specs, for attester slashing i need to compare the epoch with previous epoch my question is- is it enough to check that the current epoch with the last one i saved using ...
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Avoid Proposer Slashing - Etherum2.0

According to specs, for proposer slashing i need to compare the slot with previous block.slot my question is- is it enough to check that the current block slot is greater than the last block slot i ...
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How safe to run Lighthouse without --auto-register vs. the effects of registering more than once?

Running a Lighthouse validator presents a message to strongly consider running --auto-register the first time. The documentation also states: The --auto-register flag registers your signing key ...
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How to run slasher slashing detectors in Ethereum 2.0?

"A validator client will likely store tens or hundreds of MB of historical votes to prevent slashings." (Source) Do beacon nodes or validator clients automatically run slashing detectors? If ...
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Liveness problem with Casper FFG?

I am following Theorem 2 from https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.09437.pdf I am referring to this example https://i.stack.imgur.com/26Okb.jpg Let a be the justified checkpoint with greatest height. Suppose ...
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