Eth News and Links
- Stateless clients as the future of eth1 to solve state size and sync issues, and stateless clients also smooths the transition to eth2
- Geth v1.9.8 – better trie cacher cuts RAM use by 1gb and the codebase switches to Go modules
- Latest core dev call. Notes. Difficulty bomb likely delayed with another hard fork at 9.2m block height, which is ~Jan 6
- Lighthouse client update – first public testnet next week
- Carl Beekhuizen’s primer on understanding eth2 staking
- Understanding the effective balance for validators
- A weak subjectivity in eth2 explainer
- bitfly/etherchain publishes source code for eth2 block explorer
- Least Authority’s audit of Ethereum’s discv5 node discovery protocol
- Protolambda’s comprehensive look at proposals on the train-and-hotel problem (atomic cross shard communication)
- Bosch switches to Perun’s state channels
- Matic launches its public incentivized testnet
- Raiden release candidate for Alderaan
- censorship attack on layer2 fraud proofs
- censorship-resistant layer2 fraud proofs via weak subjectivity
Stuff for developers
- web3playground play with any deployed code and web3js 1.x.x, automatically instantiated and typed
- ethers.js – update to v4.0.40 or v5.0.0-beta.162 because of possible timing attack
- Monitoring an address with web3js
- Loredana had 3 feature preview videos of Pipeline, a visual IDE available on remix
- Austin Griffith’s latest build.eth on byzantine general and consensus
- Documentation generator for Solidity
- A beginner’s guide to MythX security suite
- Formal verification of ERC20 implementations with VeriSol
- Iden3’s “under the hood” of the zk identity system used in its DeversiFi devcon game
- Billy Rennekamp’s spreadsheet comparing ~40 features of Eth wallets
- Christian Reitwiessner’s call to close the trust gap in signing transactions
- Fidelity is rewarding employees with an ERC1404 token
Governance and standards
- ERC2400: Transaction receipt URI
- A dissolution mechanism for DigixDAO? It’s surprising more projects with crazy amounts of ETH haven’t felt more pressure to give some back.
- VirtuePoker launches open beta with a bunch of prizes for playing, from now until end of Feb
- Aragon Network DAO and Court are live on mainnet, kicking off the process of fully vesting power to ANT holders
- Tellor’s onchain oracle using tokens and proof of work
- Set Social Trading. Imitate the moves of your favorite trader, live in early 2020.
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- Virgil Griffith arrested for violating American sanctions on North Korea. EF statement on Virgil’s “personal matter,” ie, he obviously wasn’t representing the Foundation. How to send Virgil a letter.
- Swiss Federal Council “wants to create the best possible framework conditions so that Switzerland can establish itself and evolve as a leading, innovative and sustainable location” for crypto by removing legal and regulatory barriers.
- German banks may now sell and store crypto, and existing exchanges must get licenses
- imToken’s imBTC. BTC held on Bitcoin’s chain and issued on Ethereum, with plans to use a DAO for better future decentralization
- improving cryptanalysis of the Legendre PRF
- Upbit hacked for 342,000 ETH
- Ethereum’s networks effects in an open financial world
- DeFi is the new honey badger. The amount of ETH locked in DeFi keeps going up, doesn’t care.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Dec 2 – deadline to get (and not forfeit!) your tokenized ethtrader Reddit karma
- Dec 2-16 – Gitcoin Global Communities virtual hackathon
- Dec ~7 – Istanbul network upgrade
- Jan 1 – Augur v1 cutoff
- Jan ~6 – Hard fork to fix the difficulty bomb
- Jan 13 – Metamask breaking change: inpage provider fully compatible with EIPs 1102 & 1193
- Jan 31 – deadline for EU ledger 200k euro grants for blockchain startups
- Feb 14-16 – ETHDenver
- Mar 3-5 – EthCC (Paris)
- Mar 29-Apr4 – EthLagos
- Apr 3-7 – Edcon (Vienna)
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