Eth News and Links
- So far, Instanbul has successfully forked. Here’s what is in the Istanbul upgrade and the Jan 6 delay of the difficulty increase.
- The attention grabber is that Istanbul enables the layer2 rollup solutions that will reach ~3000 transactions per second
- Red Queens, a new sync proposal
- Geth v1.9.9 enables the Jan 6 (block 9.2m) delay of the difficulty increase
- Parity v2.5.11 stable and v2.6.6 beta, an emergency pre-Istanbul release to include EIP1344 in the mainnet config file
- Trinity v0.1 alpha31 emergency pre-Istanbul bugfix release
- Multi-client testnet: Parity’s Shasper joins Prysmatic’s public testnet
- Etherscan launched its eth2 block explorer
- Latest what’s new in Eth2.
- Danny Ryan’s Eth2 update
- Latest implementers call. Notes from Ben and notes from Mamy
- Prysmatic’s client update.
- Nethermind is now working on an eth2 client to add to its eth1 client.
- The first networking call was this week. Notes from Ben and Mamy.
- HoneyBadgerMPC for proof of custody
- Open questions on state providers
- Moving ETH between shards
- Latest Eth2 light client call
- Inaugural edition of a monthly phase 2 call. Not recorded, but notes are here
Layer2 – begun, the rollup wars have
- ZK Sync, all about Matter Labs’ ZK rollup. including a testnet with a live demo.
- Advantages of validity proofs vs fraud proofs, or why Starkware prefers ZK rollup to optimistic
- IDEX demo of their optimistic rollup
Stuff for developers
- Blazing fast contracts testing from Open Zeppelin
- Comprehensive overview of Eth development best practices
- Getting deep into the EVM
- Close the trust gap in signing transactions, part 2
- Why you should use EIP1167 proxies, with tutorial
- Austin Griffith’s latest eth.build
- Dennison Bertram converts a WebFlow template to web3 app in seconds
- 3Box’s edit profile plugin, a React dropin component
- Tornado.cash is having a relayer contest on Kovan testnet
- Next year Wyre will make it easy via meta transactions for app users to use DeFi from their debit card
- A step by step guide to mutation testing your Eth code
- MythX’s pro features
- An imitation learning fuzzer for your Eth contracts from the ETH Zurich folks
- Updates from the myriad of teams supported by the EF
- Vitalik recounts the Shanghai attacks response
- 30 days of Eth community shipping, November edition
- Fixing Whisper with Waku
- EY Nightfall update – batching lowers mainnet cost of zk-enabled privacy to ~25 cents.
- ConsenSys and Harry Fox Agency contracted for a modernized American music copyright database to distribute royalties.
- Hyperledger Besu v1.3.6 – ready for next month’s fork to delay the difficulty increase
- Quorum v2.4
Governance and standards
- ERC2426: encryption for eth2 wallet/keystore
- EIP2427: BLOCKHASH2 opcode
- ERC2429: Secret multisig recovery
- 0x v3 is live on mainnet with ZRX staking and liquidity bridges
- Loopring v3 also live on mainnet
- Uniswap’s frontend banned 10 OFAC countries, but there are always decentralized frontends on IPFS
- Betting on DeFi interest rates with Maple
- ETHBTC relative strength index set launches
- Net spread on Maker’s Dai is 0. 4% Dai Savings Rate and 4% Dai Stability Fee.
- DAI flipped SAI. There’s now more Dai in existence than Sai. Probably because of that 0% spread.
- Brave at 10.4m monthly active users, doubling in a year.
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- A list of government using or experimenting with blockchain
- Liquidity pool distribution as measure of DeFi decentralization
- GridPlus electricity customers can now pay their monthly bill with the GRID token.
- LawCoin is tokenizing litigation funding
- de la Rouviere: a survey of generative art economies
- Microsoft Azure releases its Heroes NFTs (built on Enjin) to reward its contributors
- MyCryptoWinter: an advent-style calendar of crypto security tips
- A side chains vs state channels explainer
- Eth101: how are transactions included in a block?
- Automating Attack Discovery on Blockchain Incentive Mechanisms with Deep Reinforcement Learning
- Quadratic funding as public good preference aggregator
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Jan 1 – Augur v1 cutoff
- Jan 1-30 – EthIndia online hackathon
- Jan 6-20 – Gitcoin take back the web online hackathon
- Jan ~6 – Hard fork to fix the difficulty bomb
- 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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