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EIP-4788 (Beacon Block Root Commits)

EIP-4788 proposal integrates “Beacon Block Roots” into each Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) block. Beacon Block Roots are unique identifiers of blocks on the Ethereum Beacon Chain, summarizing the chain’s state for security and verification purposes.

This improves the alignment between the EVM (execution layer) and the Beacon Chain (consensus layer), ensuring the execution layer has easy access to key consensus data for security and efficiency. It’s like a direct line to the Ethereum network’s “heartbeat.”