News and Links
- Adjustable degrees of statefulness in Eth1 clients. Casey Detrio’s tweetstorm also has useful context
- Ashikhmin and Akhunov: Red Queen sync protocol
- EVMC v6.2.0
- Eth2.0 spec v0.6.0
- Economic model of eth2 staking incentives
- Prysmatic client update
- A Hobbits wire protocol explainer
- Eth2 phase2: Fast cross-shard transfers via optimistic receipt roots
- Refinement and verification of CBC Casper. Isabelle proof.
- Comparison between state channel watchtower methods
- Abridged: layer 2 packaged up into an SDK to make it easy for devs. Early access soon.
Stuff for developers
- ChainSecurity’s VerX “automated verifier for certifyingcustom functional requirements” of Eth code
- Skale’s C++ library for BLS Threshold Signatures
- launchdapp from Zastrin to make dapp frontend hosting easy
- An overview of scaling now solutions for architecting your dapp
- eth-owl: watch Eth address for transaction notifications by email. Much like Dagger.
- Smart contracts integration with Nethereum
- Truffle v5.0.14. If you want to join the web3 revolution, join Truffle University
- OpenZeppelin v2.3.0 release candidate
- Gnosis Safe gets formally verified by Runtime Verification
- The CryptoKitties folks called DapperLabs unveil their Dapper smart contract wallet
- Turms: an expensive and slow encypted messaging between Eth addresses. Something like an onchain Earn.com
- ETHCapeTown submissions
- Pocket Network MVP is live: “a decentralized relay network for full-node infrastructure”
- “Societe Generale … issued EUR 100m of covered bonds as a security token, directly registered on the Ethereum blockchain.” The bonds were issued to itself; still an interesting pilot.
- Nike files trademark for cryptokicks. Flashback to EthDenver 2018, and sneaker tracking has always been something we’ve thought would happen.
- Coindesk reports Samsung is developing an Ethereum-based chain and may do a token
Live on mainnet
- Set Protocol’s Strategy Enabled Tokens are live on mainnet. Automated trading to buy the dumps and sell the pumps.
- XYO Matrix live on mainnet
Governance and Standards
- Latest core devs call. Notes from the call. ProgPoW audit funded and planned for next hard fork. Aiming for 6 month hard fork cycle.
- Mougayar’s EF and spending proposals
- ERC1967: Standard Proxy Storage Slots
- ERC1958: Smart contract functions payable in tokens
- ERC1959: Valid chainID opcode
- ERC1962: EC arithmetics and pairings with runtime definitions
- Brave Ads officially launches. If you enable ads in the Rewards section, you get 70% of ad revenue with BAT
- bZx compares their leverage tokens to dYdX’s leverage tokens
- Dharma thinks their 14% lending rate can help generate Dai demand to restore the peg
- Airswap Instant 2.0
- Cent implements Fortmatic so its users don’t need a browser extension
- Decentraland has avatars now. Ever closer to Snow Crash.
- “Wikipedia and Augur are public utilities.”
- Maker stability fee to 16.5%. Meanwhile, from the drama a few weeks ago, this is Andy’s side and Matt’s side of the story
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Justin Drake on Zero Knowledge
- bZx’s Tom Bean & Kyle Kistner on Wyre Talks
- Dharma’s Nadav Hollander talks to Brian Armstrong
- Giveth’s Griff Green on Epicenter
- Austin Griffith on Into the Ether
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- Dether debuts continuous auctions/Harberger taxes for geographical exclusivity for sellers
- Burniske: value capture and quantification
- Etrade launching Eth trading
- New York AG obtained a local court order against Bitfinex/Tether that asserts that Tether was not fully backed. Bitfinex responded. Breaker points out a common thread: the payment processor also dealt with Quadriga. Alex Miller’s tldr is perfect.
- Fast hashing to BLS12-381
- Protocol Labs and Ethereum Foundation are collaborating on VDF research
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Apr 29 – Oslo Blockchain Day
- May 4 – ENS Permanent Registrar launches
- May 9 – Fluidity Summit (NYC)
- May 10-11 – Ethereal (NYC)
- May 16 – Eth2 workshop (NYC)
- May 16 – Token Summit (NYC)
- May 17-19 – ETHNewYork
- May 17 – Deadline to accept proposals for Instanbul upgrade fork
- May 23-25 – Swarm Orange Summit (Madrid)
- May 27-28 – EthCon Korea (Seoul)
- June 8-9 – WASM in blockchains (Berlin)
- June 22-24 – Zcon1 (Split, Croatia)
- Aug 2-4 – ETHIndia (Bangalore)
- Aug 2-4 – TruffleCon (Redmond)
- Aug 21-23 – Dappcon (Berlin)
- Aug 23-25 – ETHBerlin
- Sep 16-17 – Starkware sessions (Tel Aviv)
- Oct 8-11 – DeVcon (East Asia)
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