이더리움(ETH)의 공동창업자인 비탈릭 부테린(Vitalik Buterin)이 자신이 보유한 모든 이더리움을 스테이킹하지 않는 이유에 대해 밝혔습니다. 부테린은 "다중 서명(multisig) 지갑이 여러 방면에서 복잡하기 때문"이라고 설명했다.
Multisignature is a scheme performed to protect an account from being compromised by a malicious user by allowing a group of trusted parties to sign a single document, mostly by producing a joint signature. Multisignatures are widely used in the cryptocurrency and fintech industries. Multisignature wallets are more protected from attacks than regular ones, due to the necessity of collecting the private data of several entities in order to hack them. Multisignature in Bitcoin, however, is technically not a multisignature, but just a protection with a number of additional distinct users’ signatures. There are a lot of multisignature Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets produced by third parties to provide supplementary protection for cryptocurrency users. Multisignature is often performed for corporate purposes to ensure a transaction is approved by management before initializing it.