A revised Ethereum roadmap was released on Saturday by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. The following phases are Surge, Scourge, Verge, Purge, and Splurge after the Merge has been successfully accomplished.
* The Verge✅ is not just about "verkle trees", it's about "verification". Endgame: fully SNARKed ethereum
* The Scourge🧟(new): ensure reliable and fair credibly neutral transaction inclusion, solve MEV issues
* Single slot finality as stage 2 Merge🐼 milestone
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) November 4, 2022
The big changes include The Verge is about “verification,” not just “verkle trees”; the endgame will be a fully SNARKed Ethereum; the new phase “The Scourge”, which ensures reliable and fair credibly neutral transaction inclusion, solve MEV issues; and a single slot finality as stage 2 Merge milestone.
Additionally, there are more precise milestones for each category. The role of quantum proofs will be more clearly defined as a necessary component of the “endgame”.
Updated Ethereum Roadmap. Image Source: Vitalik Buterin