Week in Ethereum News
April 8, 2023

Eth News and Links

Shapella (Shanghai + Capella) upgrade

  • Reminder: update your nodes for Shapella upgrade on April 12th at 22:27:35 UTC
  • Latest all core devs – consensus (ACDC) call video. Notes from Christine Kim:
    • Mainnet shadow fork 3 finalizing with no client incompatibilities
    • Proposal to change blob transaction type from 0x5 to 0x3
    • Discussion on MEV Boost issues

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

Layer 1

For Stakers

Layer 2


  • ERCs:
    • ERC6821: Support ENS name for web3 URL
    • ERC6823: Token mapping slot retrieval extension

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Stuff for developers



  • MEV Blocker: mainnet RPC, blocks front running & sandwiches, searchers can pay users to back run their transaction


Notable at app layer

Job Listings

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  • zkTree: zk recursion tree with ZKP membership proofs
  • Ideas for a Nova-based zk VM
  • eSTARK: extending STARKs with arguments
  • Testudo: near linear-time prover SNARK with smaller setups
  • UltraGroth: Groth16-style protocol with lookups

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