The share of blocks that are created following US sanctions in the Ethereum network has recently increased to 73%. If the growth of this rate continues like this, the dominance of services that censor transactions in the network of this digital currency can be a factor influencing the nature of the Ethereum blockchain.
To Report Cointelegraph, protocol-level censorship is a negative factor on the way for the digital currency ecosystem to achieve open and accessible financial services. For this reason, the digital currency community has been monitoring the growth of the Ethereum network’s compliance with US economic sanctions for some time.
According to the statistics available on the website mevwatch.info Over the past 24 hours, 73% of Ethereum network blocks have been created using services that comply with US sanctions.
At the end of October, a report regarding the increase in the share of blocks compliant with US sanctions to 51% was published on the website of Erzdigital. Now, this rate has reached 73% in a relatively short period of time.
The services mentioned first are called “MEV-Boost relays” and those that follow US sanctions censor certain transactions (such as transactions related to Tornado Cash Mixer) in their activities. Therefore, Ethereum needs services that do not give in to censorship to maintain neutrality in the network.
Ethereum validators have the option to exclude services that censor transactions from configuring their MEV-Boosts, thereby reducing US sanctions compliance on the network.
According to the website mevwatch.info, services that do not currently censor transactions include:
- BloXroute Max Profit
- BloxRoute Ethical
The dominance of censorship services on the network allows the US government to impose its economic and commercial sanctions on this blockchain. It should be noted that the Office of Foreign Investment Control of the United States had previously sanctioned the Tornado Cash Ethereum mixer (Tornado Cash) and several wallet addresses.
Let’s also add that since the implementation of Marj’s update on the Ethereum network, 45% of the total blocks of the network have been created in compliance with US sanctions.