News and Links
- VB: A general theory of what quadratically sharded validation *is*
- Justin Drake: Application-layer account abstraction
- VB: A recap of where we’re at on account abstraction
- JD: Safe notary pool size
- Jannik Luhn: Torus-shaped sharding network
- Prsymatic’s second bi-weekly sharding update: focusing on the Torus-shape paradigm and libp2p for networking as well as local shard state storage.
Stuff for developers
- Solidity v0.4.22: dynamic returns, error messages for revert and require, safer constructors, ABI encoding utils, etc
- New Etherscan feature: contract event log filter
- Tutorial: create a “shark of the pool” dapp with React
- web3.swift v0.1 if you like making native iOS apps
- Typescript, Solstice, Webpack dapp template
- Save your users from paying gas for transactions
- Software licences as non-fungible tokens
- Richard Moore: Code example to verify message strings in Solidity
- Andrew Miller’s minimalist duplex payment channel
- Schedule ERC20 token transfers with Ethereum Alarm Clock (on Kovan testnet for now)
- ConsenSys Academy registrations are now open for the 2018 developer program
- What things you should put on Gitcoin
- Zeppelin: Upgradeability using unstructured storage
- Flint: a new statically-typed language aimed at code security. Under development.
- Parity v1.10.1 — warp to a specific minimum block number
- Geth v1.8.4 — 40% faster blocks!
- Akasha v0.7 — now a web app using MetaMask
- Status v0.9.17 — improved whisper so that battery and data usage are down by an order of magnitude
- Alex Van de Sande looks at what would happen to dapps in the event of a fork
- Etherchain has some coinvotes going on about ASICs and hard cap, but the most votes are on EIP999 to unfreeze the Parity multi-sig fund
- Richard Burton: we need better ways to get data out of Ethereum
- Managing Identity with a UI for ERC 725
- MyCrypto beta is ready for public use. Plus, securely sign transactions offline with MyCrypto beta and Parity Signer
- How to renew or release your ENS name. If a year is up, you can release and get your deposit back. To keep your name, you don’t have to do anything.
EIP/ERC/governance — thanks to Nick Johnson for assistance
- EIP999 — state modification to unfreeze the Parity multisig. Main discussion thread. (new)
- Discussion continues on EIP960 — hard cap of Ether supply. Vlad also wrote a response, which Vitalik responded to. And Vlad’s counter response (updated)
- ERC994 — delegated NFTs for “registration of land and physical property” (new)
- ERC995 — an ERC20 extension to allow execution of calls inside transfer and approvals based on ERC827 (new)
- ERC998 — “Composable Non-Fungible Token Standard” (new)
- ERC1001 — a private key URI standard (new)
- ERC1003 — ERC20 extension “for tokens with method that allows safely pass and handle tokens into smart contracts” (new)
- Discussion on ERC930’s standard for eternal storage (updated)
- (heated) discussion onERC792’s arbitration standard (updated)
- Colony Q2 Update
- Golem’s next steps post-mainnet release
- Insights from the Balanc3 Beta
- FunFair announces its first partnership with an outside game developer
- Melonport’s phase 3 – governance, price feeds, etc
- RexMLS is changing its name to Imbrex
- April Raiden dev update
- Bounties for social impact
- Kauri launching on Rinkeby in May with a competition for technical content
- Loom is now planning to implement Plasma for its Dappchains
- Cofound.it’s 2018 roadmap to becoming a platform
- Barrons and Marketwatch to become BAT verified publishers and Brave users will get access to their premium content.
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Jon Choi talks Ethereum grants and ecosystem on Zero Knowledge
- Fabian Vogelsteller on Hashing It Out
- Nick Johnson on the Fireside Crypto podcast
- Carolyn Reckhow on the Bitcoin Podcast
- Aaron Wright talks OpenLaw on Blockchain Guy podcast
- My podcast interviews with the five initial Ethereum Community Fund grantees: Prysmatic Labs, EthPrize, Reality Check, Swingby, XLNT
- This week, Savedroid pretended to pull an exit scam to “teach us a lesson.” Or something. I’m not going to link to their PR stunt.
- a16z/USV lead group to ask SEC for a safe harbor exemption.
- ConcourseQ’s token curated feed got its first revenue
- Now that tax season is over, everyone thinks it is time to get long. Here’s Pantera’s rationale.
- Buy Virtue Poker’s tokens, play in the World Series Of Poker
- Of course Cambridge Analytica was planning an “ICO”
- Kent Barton argues that we should avoid crypto tribalism.
- Coinbase bought Earn.com to make Balaji Srinivasan the CTO and also bought Cipher to work on Toshi
- FastCompany on Circles universal basic income
- MIT Tech Review looks at the Jordan refugee camp using Parity
- Energy Web Foundation using Parity for private, permissioned and WebAssembly
- Even Ethereum’s competitors in the enterprise space are starting to realize that public chains are inevitable
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note:
- April 24 – Oslo Blockchain Day in Norway. 20% off with discount code EVAN
- April 25 – Virtue Poker sale
- April 27-29 – Hackital Eth hackathon in Washington, DC
- May 3-5 – Edcon in Toronto
- May 7-11 – Swarm Summit in Ljubljana
- May 10 – Fluidity Summit on finance (NYC)
- May 11-12 – Ethereal (NYC) — use discount code EtherealFriendsNFam until May 1
- May 15 – Kleros sale
- May 16-17 – Token Summit (NYC)
- May 17-19 – Melonport hackthon in Zug
- May 18-20 – EthMemphis hackathon
- May 25-27 – EthBuenosAires hackathon (register by April 21)
- June 1 – Blockchain for Social Impact Conference (Washington, DC)
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