'Final' as in the one before 'Final bugfix', 'the very last one', 'the very last one + bugfix', 'the very last emergency ninja protocol spec change' and 'absolutely the last one'
There are many who think like you. That's why the price is where it is. Now imagine what the price will do if there are no delays?
Now imagine what the price will do if there are no delays?
Naked on the couch, and waiting.
Followed by ETH3.0 testnet
What are attacknets? Does it run parallel to the Medallo testnet?
The attacknets are running already. They are purposely made to be "easier" to attack (just 4 nodes on a single-client testnet) to encourage attackers to try.
A 4 node setup is not going to be the mainnet environment. What then is the purpose of running such an attacknet?
If someone can successfully attack a 4 node setup, then they will reconfigure the attacknet with more nodes and open it up again for more attacks. If you think you can DDOS the 4 node setup for less than $5k, then I suggest you do it! Easy money! (maybe)
From what you say, it seems the devs are looking to find the lower bound in which it is possible to attack the network. That would be useful info to have. Like knowing how far the rubber band can stretch before breaking. This then can be used to stretch the limits of the network when needed within the safe limits.
You mean the 5k per bug bounty fix.