News and Links
- [Eth 2.0] What’s New in Eth2
- [Eth 2.0] Notes from last Eth 2.0 implementer call
- [Eth 2.0] Beacon chain explainer
- [Eth 1.x] Casey Detrio: a half-backed Ethereum 1.x roadmap. See also Martin Köppelmann’s tweetstorm if you prefer a quicker but not as thorough version.
- [ewasm] Latest ewasm call with walkthrough of testnet setup and deploying code
- [wasm] Fransham: why WASM vs EVM
- “The bomb” will be different than last time. We’ll start seeing a spike in block time in mid-Jan if the fork hasn’t been implemented
- This map of Plasma is very cool, so is the associated writeup
- Short RSA exclusion proofs for Plasma Prime
- Game channels from DAO Casinos: state channels with randomness paper, a la FunFair’s Fate Channels
- Raiden v0.17
- POANetwork’s ERC20 to ERC20 bridge.
- BLS DAG sidechain idea
- Kauri’s dive into how to use sidechains
- SNARK based Side-Chain for ERC20 tokens
Stuff for developers
- Waffle: a testing framework based on ethers.js and mocha
- Meadow: dev and testing framework written in cross-platform C# with .NET Core
- web3 React: build single-page dapps in React with hooks
- More on Parity’s light.js for building dapps on a light client
- CryptoZombies lesson #9: ERC721x
- Yakindu Solidity language server – all the IDEs
- Kyber trading API
- Kyokan’s chaind: caching layer in front of any Ethereum JSON-RPC endpoint
- OneClickDapp: “instantly build a dApp with a simple URL to bookmark or share with a friend.”
- Austin Griffith’s sandbox for playing with MolochDAO
- How to query Ether supply in BigQuery and plot the number of Ethereum addresses
- Getting started with Eventeum
- Truffle v5.0.0-beta.2 – Solidity v0.5, Vyper support, and update to Web3.js 1.0.0-beta.36
- Samuel Furter: my first 3 months maintaining web3.js
- How to use Mythril Classic to find bugs
- LevelK discovers a potential exploit of exchanges if they were not using best practices. If exchanges fail to put a gas limit on contract calls, then that enables an attacker to drain an exchange’s hot wallet, or potentially use GasToken to profit.
- Panvala’s token grants for making Ethereum safer will start in the next 2 months.
- AirSwap’s Keyspace: e2e encrypted messages with Ethereum and IPFS
- Palladino: the transparent proxy pattern in Zeppelin
- MetaMask’s Mustekala light client that also shares pieces of the chain over libp2p
- VIPNode releases a demo to incentivize full nodes serving light clients.
- An overview of the Gnosis Safe’s features
- Security considerations for Shamir’s secret sharing in Dark Crystals
- A working proposal for permanent ENS register and why there will not be Harberger taxes in ENS
- Safe zero confirmation payments in Ethereum (by using a bond)
- The mission and practices of Ethereum Magicians
- Stureby POW testnet to test Constantinople changes and how to help test.
- Görli testnet explorer and their bounties initiative
- Pantheon v0.8.2
- Trinity v0.1.0-alpha.17
- EthereumJS VM v2.5.0: Constantinople fork ready, full consensus, StateManager
- Pantheon video tutorial: start a private blockchain in Java with Docker
Governance and Standards
- Latest core devs call. Here are the notes.
- Also, the notes from the Devcon meetings that were discussed on the core devs call. Sometimes there are private meetings, Parity CTO Fred Harrysson summed it up well.
- Ethereum Dispute Resolution Alliance, joint work on research and standards by Bounties Network, Aragon, and ENS
- ERC820 pseudo-introspection registry in last call
- ERC875 better NFTs to last call
- ERC1592: Address and ERC20-compliant transfer rules
- ERC1616: Attribute registry standard
- ERC1621: Referral interface
- ERC1620: Money streaming continuous payments over time
- EIP1601: only full blocks get full mining reward
- Golem graphene-ng demo and how to make SGX usable in decentralized scenarios
- Aragon: the future of organizations and their first governance proposal passed with 99.97%
- Status v0.9.31 – includes eip1102 for better privacy
- AXA’s Fizzy flight delay insurance expands to cover 80% of all flights
- Melon supply: burning 248k now, may do another competition with ~70k already minted. 300k to be printed annually, but fees paid in Eth will buy and burn Melon.
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Maker’s Martin Lundfall on Smartest Contract
- Prysmatic’s Preston Van Loon on Penn Blockchain podcast
- Latest Open Block Explorers community call
- DeFi Summit videos in Prague
- First Görli testnet contributors call
- Scuttlebutt’s Dominic Tarr with Arthur Falls
- I missed this from web3summit: Jeff Burdges and Robert Kiel on mixnet instead of Whisper
- Vlad and Gav debate governance on Zero Knowledge
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- Neufund is doing their equity token offering on December 8th (whitelisting opens Nov 27th) but regulators forced them to raise the minimum to 100k euros. Interesting tweetstorm commentary.
- Personal Token Economics with your own bonding curve
- A bonding curve to decentralize how apps get listed in Status
- Automatically roll one-week long/short contracts from Daxia (formerly DDA) using SetProtocol
- [Between Apple, Facebook, Nasdaq, Ethereum and Bitcoin], “Ethereum feels like the easiest one to make a bull case for right now.“ – Fred Wilson
- Fundamental questions to ask yourself about blockchain investing. I wrote this.
- You can now buy Mastering Ethereum by Andreas Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood
- Newsweek does an Ethereum profile
- Bakkt moves launch data target to Jan 24th
- EOS: an architectural and economic analysis. Apparently under real world conditions, EOS doesn’t do more transactions per second than Ethereum despite a large compromise on decentralization
- There were widespread reports that a game with tradeable Ethereum NFTs had passed Sony review for the PS4, but I’m skeptical of anything I only find in crypto media.
- IMF paper on central bank digital currencies
- Overstock said it would sell the retail business to focus on blockchain/TZero security token exchange. The stock went up ~25%.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new additions in bold):
- Dec 7-9 – ETHSingapore hackathon (ETHGlobal)
- Jan 10 – Mobi Grand Challenge hackathon ends
- Jan 29-30 – AraCon (Berlin)
- Feb 7-8 – Melonport’s M1 conf (Zug)
- Feb 15-17 – ETHDenver hackathon (ETHGlobal)
- Feb 23-25 – EthAustin hackathon (EthUniversal)
- Mar 5-7 – EthCC (Paris)
- Mar 27 – Infura end of legacy key support (Jan 23 begins Project ID prioritization)
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