Week in Ethereum News
April 9, 2022

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer

Proof of Stake consensus layer

PoW switch off (the merge)


  • EIP4974: Experience (EXP) token standard
  • EIP4972: Name Owned Account
  • EIP4966: Non-Transferable NFTs (Soulbound Tokens)


  • Arbitrum Nitro devnet: fraud prover using core Geth on WASM, calldata compression, code uses Business Source License; Twitter faucet
  • Polynya: rollup types, regular, immutable, enshrined and sovereign

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Stuff for developers


  • Inverse Finance $15.6 million exploit, price oracle manipulation due to TWAP with short window
  • Starstream exploit on Metis Andromeda Layer 2, public execution function allowed Stars tokens to be drained from the treasury
  • Convex Finance vulnerability disclosed, multi-sig owners could potentially gain control of staked LP tokens, $15 billion was at risk, patched



Application layer

  • Umbra (stealth address payments) live on Arbitrum & Optimism
  • Index Coop icETH: leverage liquid staking using Set Protocol & Aave
  • Gem (NFT marketplace aggregator): adds listing analytics, filter by traits/price/rarity
  • Pando applies to onboard solar loans with Maker
  • Curve wars: Luna and FRAX propose 4pool (UST, FRAX, USDC & USDT) in attempt to undercut DAI’s spot in 3pool (USDT, USDC & DAI)
  • Gradual Dutch Auctions: sell tokens without liquid markets, discrete GDA for selling NFTs & continuous GDA for selling fungible tokens
  • veDAO announces plans to bring Solidly v2 to Optimism

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