Eth News and Links
- Latest core devs call. Beiko’s notes: Berlin on track for April 14 or 15 (block 12244000).
- London testnet Aleut to include EIP1559 and EIP3198 (BASEFEE opcode). EIP3238 (difficulty bomb delay) must also be in London.
- Potential London/Shanghai EIPs include: EIP3403 (disable gas refunds), EIP3074 (AUTH and AUTHCALL) and EIP2537 (BLS precompile)
- EthereumJS VM v5.3.0 with EIP-2930 Access List generation + a new Block Builder API
- Dan Finlay on safety of EIP3074 AUTH and AUTHCALL opcodes and Alexey’s response
- EIP2537 and EVM384 paths for enabling BLS12-381 support
- EVM384 update: benchmarks vs precompile
- Proposed opcode GASMETER to allow removing GAS opcode
- Make eip1559 more like an AMM curve (this is for the future; not going into the 1559/London upgrade)
- Stateless Ethereum updated roadmap: prioritizing allowing stateless stakers and constraining state growth
- EIP3447: New transaction parameter for latest block number inclusion
- EIP3448: MetaProxy Factory Standard
- EIP3450: Shamir + BIP-39
Proof of Stake
- Danny Ryan’s Finalized PoS update: the effort to turn off PoW is making progress, plus a reminder of RfP for PoS security and testing.
- Guido Vranken’s fuzzing found a bug in the blst library’s inverse function. Update your staking clients to latest version (just to be on the safe side).
- What’s necessary to turn off PoW from a mainnet client perspective
- Turning off PoW (“Merge”) implementer call
- Prysm’s merge demo using Catalyst (Geth fork)
- Vitalik: cap active validators so that devs can safely make assumptions about non-finalizing edge cases
- Rayonism: an ambitious Scaling Eth hackathon project to create testnets to turn off PoW AND add data shards with rollup integrations
- Understanding Arbitrum’s design
- zkSync roadmap update: EVM on zkrollup, plan public testnet in May. They’ll also have NFTs on their mainnet in May
- ELI5 of Celer’s layer2.finance: move your money to rollup and the rollup batches DeFi transactions
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Stuff for developers
- Compound’s new governance code (Bravo) is live, more tunable and with more features
- Slither v0.7.1, solc version recommendations increased to 0.7.6
- Prepare smart contracts for Berlin Hardfork with Tenderly, now includes Access List Tool
- Solar: interactive analysis tool
- Making Flashbots work in the browser
- 4byte npm: look up an Ethereum function sig from its 4 byte hash
- dharmaOS: an SDK to connect any EVM protocol action to Dharma’s (currently US only) payment rails.
- Solutions to Paradigm’s CTF
- Blocksec list of security incidents
- samczsun: Importance of client consensus via a bug in uncle validation
- Flashbots.tools: a Flashbots frontend to easily execute a gasless ERC20 token transfer from your browser
- 27% of Eth hashpower is now in Flashbots, so remember to be careful when providing liquidity
- Is Oracle Extractable Value the new Miner Extractable Value? Maker’s strategies to thwart malicious oracles
- Devcon Attendee Survey with POAP for completion
- Vitalik’s review of Gitcoin Grants round 9; make bribes and retroactive airdrops cryptographically impossible using MACI
- Astrodrop: Merkle tree airdrop for just 212k gas
- Traffic to ethereum.org is up 4x since December
- Visa transactions settled with USDC on Eth mainnet
- Algo stablecoin Fei launched on mainnet, got oversubscribed with ~$1.2b in ETH (eg meaning Fei launched at $1.01) leading to some instability
- RAC’s NFT sale makes ~$700k “more than I’ve received for 3 albums / 10yrs of work” as a musician
- Ex-Ujo Jack Spallone’s 31 ideas for music and crypto
- ConsenSys announced an NFT sidechain which will feature Damien Hirst
- After last weekend’s skit, of course Saturday Night Live sells an NFT this week
- Overly Attached Girlfriend meme goes for 200 Eth (~$400k)
- What is fungibility in tokens?
- Ether Freakers, like CryptoKitties but with a game. No frontend yet.
- Coinbase listing set for April 14
- Tether assurance opinion from Cayman accounting firm
- Burniske: the original sin of many crypto projects is unequal distribution
- List of the biggest DAO war chests
- Participate in the multi-party computation ceremony for zkopru. It’s very easy!
- Dharma wallet adds $25k fiat into DeFi with a tap and massive gas savings via batching (fiat rails sadly US only at the moment)
- PayPal launches checkout with crypto
- Vitalik critiques the anti-PoS arguments from Bitcoiners
- Auction of 23 TLDs (eg .lol and .link) includes the ENS version and NFT
- The Onion: priceless NFT vandalized with MSPaint
- Wormhole: send files end-to-end encrypted, based on Webtorrent
- Mark Cuban is hiring a Solidity developer. Send a code sample to apply.
- Showtime, the NFT social network, is hiring for more roles
- Status are hiring! Protocol Engineer, Mobile UI Engineer, Security Engineer
- 3Box Labs is hiring! Backend, FS + Protocol Devs for Ceramic Network
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Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new/changes in bold):
- April 8 – OpenZeppelin’s Solidity access control workshop
- April 9 – May 14 – ETHGlobal’s Scaling Ethereum hackathon
- April 14 – Berlin upgrade fork (block 12244000)
- April 16 – Rollup community grant applications due
- 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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