Week in Ethereum News
April 23, 2022

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer

  • Erigon v20220402-alpha: adds support for the merge & upgrade 1 for Erigon v2; need to sync from scratch as alpha not compatible with beta database 
  • Erigon architecture: components are separable and can run in same process

Proof of Stake consensus layer

PoW switch off (the merge)


  • EIP5023: Shareable non-transferable NFT
  • EIP5022: Increase price of SSTORE from zero to non-zero to 40k gas
  • EIP5018: Directory standard
  • EIP5006: ERC1155 usage rights extension
  • EIP4931: Generic token upgrade standard


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Stuff for developers


  • Beanstalk $76 million exploit, flash loan used to execute malicious governance proposal that drained liquidity pools



Application layer

  • Coinbase NFT: beta, trading by invite code only, no marketplace fee initially
  • LooksRare Listing Rewards for listing top 25 NFTs within 1.5x of floor price
  • Index Coop JPG: NFT index token
  • Bored Brothers: two Apes in animated band release single on Sound
  • Moonbirds NFT explainer
  • MISO v2 (permissionless token launchpad) live on mainnet and Arbitrum
  • Pegasus Finance (interest rate perpetual) live on Optimism
  • Fiat (fixed income collateral stablecoin) live on mainnet
  • Zodiac Exit app: interface to DAO Exit module

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