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Censorship: Vitalik Votes to Burn Staked Ethereum of Validators that Would Comply with Sanctions

CryptoSlate | Samuel Wan | Aug 16, 2022

Sanctions - Censorship: Vitalik Votes to Burn Staked Ethereum of Validators that Would Comply with SanctionsEthereum's Beacon Chain Validators Discuss Censorship Resistance

In a recent Twitter poll on Ethereum censorship, Vitalik Buterin revealed that he voted to punish validators complying with censorship requests by burning their staked tokens.The poll was held by software engineer Eric Wall, who asked the Ethereum community if they would burn the staked tokens of validators who comply with censorship requests or “tolerate the censorship” and do nothing.

The majority of voters  — 62%, including Buterin — opted for the former. Meanwhile, 9% voted to tolerate censorship, and 29% clicked show results. As of press time, several hours remain until the poll closes.

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Wall’s poll was a response to a tweet from Lefteris Karapetsas, the founder of Rotkiap, a privacy-focused portfolio tracker, who asked five significant Proof-of-Stake validators if they would comply with censorship requests or respond to the request by closing their staking service.

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