News and Links
- Casper FFG spec and implementation guide – block reward reduced to .6 ETH for miners in hybrid PoW/PoS. Checkpoints every 50 blocks
- Prysmatic Labs’ first sharding update
- in sharding, “many proposers will just be dApp developers paying transaction fees on behalf of their users”
Stuff for developers
- Drizzle v1.1 — now with MetaMask
- CryptoZombies Lesson 6
- Capture the Ether — hack Solidity code challenges
- Tutorial: Building a fully decentralized user profile app with Ethereum/IPFS
- Ethup — keep all your testnets in sync
- Clearmatics releases code for a fungible asset as ERC223 token
- Chanterelle — Truffle in PureScript
- Loom is now letting some external users try its SDK for dappchains(reminder: scalability, but users must trust the dappchain operator)
- Nick Johnson debuts the Corner Case — an hour answering Solidity questions and debugging
- SpankChain open sources in-browser Ethereum wallet with payment channels
- Ethcalate — bidirectional payment channels deployed onchain using a JS client to call the contract.
- EIP960: cap Ether supply at ~120m, 2x what was sold in summer 2014. (Released on April 1st to see if people took it as real or as a joke).
- Phil Daian says anti-ASIC forks are counter-productive
- Status v0.9.16 — with whisper v6 and drastic bandwidth reduction
- EtherGlade — “Add Metamask and Ledger support to your website in less than 5 minutes”
- You can now listen to the Plasma paper
- Tutorial on setting up an Aragon DAO
- RecDAO — prediction market for r/EthTrader submissions. Interesting experiment; live on Rinkeby.
- A recap of the Ethereum Community Fund event in Tokyo
- 0x March dev update
- RocketPool March update
- If you’re in Texas, you could be a Grid+ beta tester.
- Jaak: how the music industry could benefit from data tech convergence
- An updated Enigma roadmap
- Dether for shops on main net
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Corey Petty and Collin Cusce talk to Nick Johnson on their new Hashing It Out podcast
- Olaf and Ryan from Polychain with Laura Shin
- FOAM’s Ryan John King on Epicenter
- Print interview with Hugh Karp about how Ethereum solves problems in mutual insurance
- Vitalik Buterin talk on tradeoffs in blockchains at Deconomy
- Software Engineering Daily with Hudson Jameson and Gitcoin’s Kevin Owocki
- Video of the Ethereum Community Fund kickoff event in Tokyo
- FOAM: Token Curated Registries for Geographic Points of Interest
- SEC arrests Centra founders. This was the project about which Nathaniel Popper wrote How Floyd Mayweather helped 2 young guys get rich
- Ripple tried to pay crazy amounts to Coinbase and Gemini to list XRP
- SEC Chairman says tokens can start as securities and later become non-security utility tokens.
- “OMG token balances will be replicated onto a Tendermint chain that gets connected to Cosmos”
- A framework for thinking about airdrops
- Comparing Ethereum to Hyperledger Fabric and R3 Corda
- Vitalik’s livetweeting of some Bitcoin panels at Deconomy.
- Video: Vitalik calls Craig Wright out for fraud, but Joseph Poon had the real mic drop moment
- Zeppelin’s security audit of the US dollar
- Trusted IOT Alliance launches a testnet
- Amber Baldet is leaving JPMorgan to start her own thing
- An artist’s dictionary to blockchain
- “Tech thinks it has a fix for the problems it created: blockchain” from NYTimes’ Nathaniel Popper
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note:
- April 9 – Blockchain for Social Impact incubator begins
- April 11 – European Blockchain Summit in Slovenia
- April 16 – DappDev in Kiev
- 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 10 – Fluidity Summit on finance (NYC)
- May 11-12 – Ethereal (NYC)
- May 15 – Kleros sale
- May 16-17 – Token Summit (NYC)
- May 17-19 – Melonport hackthon in Zug
- May 18-20 – EthMemphis hackathon
- May 25 – 28th – EthBuenosAires hackathon
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This is the first issue on SubStack. So far so good. Nice Inc coverage of Mailchimp’s Luddite treatment of blockchains and thanks Jeremy Nation for the kind words. Cofound.it also put together a nice post on Mailchimp alternatives for blockchain projects.
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