Ethereum News and Links
- [eth1] Constantinople is successful so far. Eth issuance now comparable to BTC.
- [eth2] Eth2 spec v0.4
- [eth2] phase 0 wire protocol from Matt Slipper
- [eth2] Nimbus dev update – testnet expected in March, network sim running
- [eth2] Prysmatic dev update – improving validator, attestation lifecycle, beacon node
- [eth2] Lighthouse dev update – explains fork choice rules and some BLS basics
- [eth2] Chainsafe dev update – “once merged all our state transitions will be implemented, this includes slot, block and epoch processing as well as the fork choice rule”
- [eth2] eth2 implementers call. Agenda to follow along.
- [eth2] Podcast: Danny Ryan walks through Eth2 on Zero Knowledge. Also, Trent’s notes are very useful
- Pantheon v1 released. Written in Java, Apache2 licensed, enterprise-grade with permissioning and IBFT v2
- Trinity v0.1.0-alpha.23 “Theodora”, includes Constantinople support
Plasma and sidechains
- Plasma Group: toward a general purpose Plasma to make it much easier for devs to write plasma apps.
- Magmo’s Nitro Protocol paper on n-party generalized state channel networks
- Three part video series from Celer on how they solve the watchtower problem
- Zk-channels: Private layer 2 payments on Ethereum
Stuff for developers
- Automate your Solidity workflow with Buidler
- Solidity’s SMTChecker can automatically find real bugs
- Truffle v5.0.6 major debugger update
- web3.js 1.0.0-beta.47
- Solidity implementation of elliptic curve secp256r1 / prime256v1 / p256
- Encoding and evaluating mathematical expression in Solidity
- 3box: profile hovers and email verification service
- ConsenSysDiligence held a CTF, and samczun cracked it fast
- Maker postmortem on Oasis upgrade
- Perez, Livshits paper confirming that the sensationalist “omg 21000 contracts are vulnerable” headline is nonsense
- OpenLaw Elements – code to build and manage agreements for lending, IP, derivatives, etc
- 0x extensions for dutch auctions, whitelists, and forwarders
- Streamr integration with IBM’s IoT Node-RED dev tool
- Easy way to claim .test ENS domains for testing
- Upcoming ENS root change for integration with 90% of TLDs. Given that most of the unsupported TLDs are long-tail, that means ENS will support 99.99%+ domains. Also, ENS rewrote their documentation
- Alethio investigates the four figure ETH transaction fees from last week. They think it is some kind of automation gone awry.
- User studies of Parity’s Fether wallet
- More on the Ethereum Cat Herders
- Public good funding: Moloch processing memberships and starting with funding proposal. There’s also the Gitcoin torch that has 14000 DAI pledged to match donations to Gitcoin grants
- Step by step walkthrough of using Christian Lundkvist’s simple multi-sig
- RicMoo: Ethereum can recover if quantum computing were to ever break Ethereum
Live on mainnet
- Melon v1 released. capped at 5k/fund at UI level, bug bounties open.
- Helena – prediction market platform built on Gnosis. Industry insiders and obsessives participate in crypto-focused prediction markets, rewarded from bounty pools and eventually from subscription revenue.
- Pantheon released – see above in client releases section.
- Video on i2i bank to bank transfers from UnionBank and ConsenSys in the Philippines
- Alpine’s list of enterprise projects making news
- Intel: blockchain robots and the EEA Trusted Compute API
Governance and Standards
- Latest core devs call. Agenda to follow along.
- Proposed: higher standards for EIPs
- ERC1780: JSON-LD Contract Metadata for Semantic Web Ontologies
- ERC1789: 20% of issuance dedicated to ecosystem development
- ERC1803: Rename BALANCE, SHA3, GAS, NUMBER, GASLIMIT, and INVALID opcodes for clarity
- EIP1805: Simple Streamable Serialize for network transport
- ERC1775: App Keys, application specific wallet accounts. FEM discussion
- ERC1776: Native meta transactions
- On-chain governance is hard. Aragon One’s John Light on AGP1: “While the Aragon Network Token contract showed around 20,000 unique addresses holding ANT at the time of the vote, only around 60 unique addresses participated. All together these 60 addresses controlled at most 7.85% of the ANT supply”
- ZEIP23 approved with 300 unique addresses voting.
- Tales from rural Oregon where Althea is using Eth for micropayments on mesh networking
- Status 0.10.0 with blocking chats and better searching
- DefiPulse – stats on all the open finance projects.
- Games partnering with phone companies: Decentraland and HTC, Enjin and Samsung
- SetProtocol’s Strategy Enabled Tokens: automatic on-chain trading strategies, including asset rebalancing
- Vansa: the road ahead for OmiseGo
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Elena Nadolinski on Digitally Rare
- Aztec Protocol’s Paul Berg on Stories in Crypto
- Cent on Into the Ether
- Latest Token Curated Registry community call
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- $750k in onchain factoring loans to Amazon merchants. Security tokens live on Ethereum.
- Proposed ranking of apps in Status with SNT
- TCRParty lessons learned and upcoming features
- Beylin: TCRs 2.0 – Self curating lists
- How cryptofunds show how early we are in the web3 tech cycle
- Pat Berarducci on why state securities laws matter
- Understanding sparse Merkle multiproofs
- Flyclients: superlight POW clients from Bünz, Kiffer, Luu, Zamani. Proof size under 500KB for Ethereum through downloading “only a logarithmic number of block headers to synchronize and verify transactions while storing only a single block header between executions”
- Zero knowledge for dexes from Bowe, Chiesa, et al
- How the $7m EOS “hack” really happened. That is, it wasn’t a hack, just poor fundamental protocol design.
- MyCrypto goes over the basics: why do we need transaction data?
- WebAssembly 100x faster with Wasmer
- Chromium broke Ledger support, which means Brave will likely break for Ledger too.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Mar 4 – Ethereum Magicians (Paris)
- Mar 5-7 – EthCC (Paris)
- Mar 8-10 – ETHParis
- Mar 8-10 – EthUToronto
- Mar 15 – Next core devs call
- Mar 22 – Zero Knowledge Summit 0x03 (Berlin)
- Mar 27 – Infura end of legacy key support
- April 4-5 – Deconomy (Seoul)
- April 8-14 – Edcon hackathon and conference (Sydney)
- Apr 19-21 – ETHCapetown
- Apr 24-26 – Truffle Elevate (Dublin)
- May 9 – Fluidity Summit (NYC)
- May 10-11 – Ethereal (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)
- June 22-24 – Zcon1 (Split, Croatia)
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