During the Hash It Out podcast, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said that if the main code of the project was being created now, it would change a lot in terms of development.
Buterin admitted that after the launch of the second cryptocurrency, many changes were made to the project, both large and small. However, if the main code was being developed now, then Ethereum would be built differently. Thus, the project team greatly underestimated the amount of time it would take to implement sharding and switch to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm.
“If we had known that it would take us years, we would have developed the road map in a different way. We would think about how different teams would work on different things, and a lot of the solutions would be different. I think we really wasted a lot of time, and I regret it, ” Buterin said.
He also noted that sharding and switching to PoS are the main priorities when upgrading to Ethereum 2.0.
Recall that the development of Ethereum 2.0 with PoS support has been underway for several years. However, the launch date of the zero update phase on the project’s main network is still unknown. But last week, a new test network of Ethereum 2.0 called Altona was launched.