Week in Ethereum News
April 1, 2023

Eth News and Links

Shapella (Shanghai + Capella) upgrade

  • Update your nodes ready for mainnet Shapella upgrade on April 12, including both your beacon node & validator client
  • Consensus layer mainnet releases:
  • Execution layer mainnet releases:
  • MEV-Boost v1.5.0
  • Latest all core devs – execution (ACDE) call video. Summary by Tim Beiko.  Notes from Tim Beiko & Christine Kim:
    • Final Shapella mainnet shadow fork planned for next week
    • Flag for EL to suggest CL override external builder to be added before Cancun
    • SELFDESTRUCT removal (EIP6780) added as Cancun candidate
    • EOF spec updated to avoid code & gas observability, too big to include in Cancun
    • Proposal for trust-minimized CL access from EL inside the EVM 
    • Verkle trees readiness discussion for Prague upgrade
  • EF mainnet Shapella announcement

For Stakers

Layer 2

  • Polygon zkEVM mainnet beta, gas pricing as EVM but lacks some precompiles, Security Council initially, AGPL v3 license
  • Linea (ConsenSys zkEVM) testnet now public
  • Conduit managed rollups using OP Stack, with block explorer, RPCs, metrics & transaction tracer
  • L2BEAT risk rosette: visualization of risks


  • EIPs:
    • EIP6780: SELFDESTRUCT only in same transaction
    • EIP6789: Rename gas to mana [resurrected EIP102]
    • EIP6800: Ethereum state using a unified verkle tree
  • ERCs:
    • ERC6785: ERC721 utilities extension
    • ERC6786: Registry for royalties payment for NFTs
    • ERC6787: Order book DEX with two phase withdrawal
    • ERC6806: ERC721 holding time tracking
    • ERC6808: Fungible key bound token
    • ERC6809: Non-fungible key bound token

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Stuff for developers




Notable at app layer

  • Maker voted for its constitution
  • DeFi Saver adds limit orders & DCA strategies
  • Sound Swap (music NFTs): 24 hour open editions & increasing price mints with instant selling

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