A recent poll conducted by Christine Kim of Galaxy Digital reveals misconceptions within the Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) community regarding the blockchain’s security threshold, with respondents significantly underestimating the potential for attacks.

Christine Kim emphasises the vulnerabilities of Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake (PoS) mechanism, noting that just 33% of staked ETH is enough to disrupt finality and 66% to enable double-spending.

The Ethereum Foundation underscores the technical underpinnings of these vulnerabilities, outlining scenarios of sustained chain splits and transaction censorship with higher levels of controlled staking.

The article also highlights emerging trends in ETH staking, including a rise in re-staking popularity, a decline in Lido’s market share, and a decrease in centralised exchange (CEX) staking dominance.

These revelations underscore the importance of community awareness and technical safeguards in maintaining Ethereum's security amid evolving staking trends and potential attacks.