Week in Ethereum News
April 16, 2022

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer

Proof of Stake consensus layer

  • Nimbus v22.4.0: 750MB to run a node after 250MB memory use reduction
  • Lighthouse v2.2.1: fix sync from genesis/pre-Altair checkpoint
  • Ben Edgington’s Upgrading Ethereum book Randomness chapter
  • Lido plans for decentralization: gradual adoption of Distributed Validator Technology 

PoW switch off (the merge)



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Stuff for developers

  • Underhanded Solidity Contest winners
  • Remix v0.23.0: improved caching, run a script after compiling via natspec
  • ethereumjs/vm v5.9.0: EIP3651 (warm coinbase), EIP1153 (transient storage opcodes) and custom pre-compiles
  • Foundry key repos consolidated in one GitHub organization
  • Unimock: mock contract for Foundry testing
  • Hot-chain-svg: on-chain SVG toolkit, hot reloading, visual testing and library
  • NFT gas optimization guide
  • Nethereum (.Net library) v4.3.0: improved support for Sign-In with Ethereum, contracts for ERC tokens & ENS and log processing
  • useDapp v1.0 (dapp development framework): multi-chain support, WalletConnect integration and custom chain configuration
  • Uniswap Labs Swap Widget: React component for token swaps
  • Center NFT React components: embed NFTs in React apps
  • Auth0 guide for adding Sign-in with Ethereum
  • Otterscan v2022.04.01: USD prices for token transfers and testnet faucets


  • EF Security research team update on consensus layer & the merge



  • EEA business readiness & use case survey

Application layer

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