Eth News and Links
- Update your nodes before Berlin fork: Besu v21.1.4, EthereumJS VM v5.3.1, Geth v1.10.2, Nethermind v1.10.56, OpenEthereum v3.2, Turbogeth 04.02 alpha
- Beam sync in 80 seconds using meta witnesses
- Stateless ideas: insertion-order Indexed Merkle Tries and Bayesian network model of Witness Creation
- Should storage be priced separately from execution?
Proof of Stake
- Latest eth2 call. Notes from Alex Stokes and Ben Edgington. Altair PoS upgrade targeted for June/July
- Latest what’s new in eth2
- The goal is to turn off PoW in 2021
- The Rayonism spec v0.1 to turn off PoW and the meta-spec
- A simple approach to incentivizing shard staggering via checksum incentives
- Exactly how much can I make as a staker? Pintail gets deep into the weeds
- Vitalik’s why sharding is great explainer
- GodsUnchained launches ImmutableX zkrollup for free NFT transactions. Also running StarkEx: dydx now out of beta with its cross-margined perpetuals zkrollup.
- StarkWare’s Caspian l2 AMM – batch transactions together and have one layer 1 net transaction. Targeting June
- A prototype of ENS on Optimism with demo
- Celer’s layer2 finance is on Ropsten testnet with contest and incentives to test
- L2beat: tracking the traction of layer2
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Stuff for developers
- Understanding gas costs after Berlin – access lists create opportunity for gas golfing but are primarily about making sure no contracts get bricked when eip2929 makes state access opcodes more expensive
- OpenZeppelin Wizard: tell it what you want and it generates Solidity for you
- Testing and using custom hooks with Usedapp
- A complete guide to full stack Eth dev using React, Ethers.js, and Hardhat
- A solution to swap, the most difficult problem from Paradigm’s CTF. You need to overflow memory in the mint function.
- Fei vulnerability from faulty minting logic
- More attacks on frontrunning bots: special behavior for flashbots address, making the token pay the miner, or freezing the tokens of bots who insta-buy a new Uniswap listing. It appears that all the attacks on bots have led to bots turning off and gas prices going down to ~65 gwei.
- 58% of hashrate now on Flashbots
- ETHmerge.com – an open source community effort to educate about Ethereum turning off proof of work
- Reminder: asset transfer fees are easily avoidable via wrapping
- Miami wants to explore putting real estate titles on Ethereum. If you listen to the podcast, the audio is better on Youtube
- Liquity stablecoin live on mainnet – zero interest loans with only 110% collateralization
- Algo stablecoin Fei has completely lost its peg at the moment. There is a vote to allow redemptions at $1, but currently the vote is for the status quo
- Kyber dynamic market maker beta is live – fees go up and down with volatility and programmable pricing curve
- Christie’s to auction nine CryptoPunks
- WWE is selling Undertaker NFTs, chess world champion Magnus Carlsen is selling NFTs of his games
- GnosisAuction for token launches with frontrunning resistance via batch auctions
- 73 Dai PoolTogether deposit wins ~$44k
- 1inch Network. 1inch adds a DAO, Foundation, and Labs to the dex aggregator and liquidty pools
- New TornadoCash pools: Dai 100, 1k, 10k, 100k. cDAI: 5k, 50k, 500k, 5m. wBtc: 0.1, 1, 10
- Compound is the first protocol over $10b TVL per Defipulse, with DeFi TVL over $50b
- Paris Hilton: why I’m excited about NFTs
- Tom Brady is launching an NFT company
- Mark Cuban: ETH will dwarf BTC
- Facebook phone numbers searchable in haveibeenpwned
- CLR fund round 5 is live, matching but with MACI privacy using SNARKs
- Element Finance, launching very soon, is hiring a Solidity engineer
- Nomic Labs (Hardhat/Buidler) is hiring a senior dev and an engineering manager
- Junior devs: Nethermind is looking for junior Solidity, data analysts, nodeJs devs
- Status is hiring! Eng Lead – Go, Snr Go Developer, see our jobs page
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Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new/changes in bold):
- April 14 – Berlin upgrade fork (block 12244000)
- April 14 – Coinbase public listing
- April 16 – Rollup community grant applications due
- Apr 16 – May 13 – ETHGlobal’s Scaling Ethereum hackathon
- April 20 – deadline for beacon chain security and testing RFP
- April 20 – deadline to comment on FATF anti-DeFi regulatory proposal
- April 22 – Ethereum in the Enterprise 2021
- May 14 – papers due for WoSCA 2021
- May 14 – Jun 2 – 0xHack
- Jul 20-22 – EthCC4 (Paris)
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