3.1 Proposals, blocks, and attestations

Introduction

Proposals, blocks, and attestations are the mechanisms for decentralization within the Ethereum network. Although each serves distinctly different functions within Ethereum, all three mechanisms contribute to economically efficient, effective, and sustainable outcomes. Proposals, blocks, and attestations leave the network open to enhanced security and collaboration.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to understand and describe the functions of EIPs and the different types of EIPs

  • Understand how to create a proposal

  • Reiterate how blocks lead to increased security

  • Describe how attestations encourage virtuous economic incentives and punish malbehavior within the network.

Reading List

Key Points

Review Questions