Ethereum News and Links
- The latest what’s new in Eth2
- Prysmatic Eth2 client update, networking and optimizations
- Nimbus Eth2 client update. eth2 genesis testing environment, working on networking
- What does “finalization” mean in Eth2?
- Connext v2 is on testnet, planning on mainnet around EthBerlin in a few weeks
Stuff for developers
- ENS can be used for non-Ethereum things
- Trail of Bits releases aggregate data from all their Eth code audits. They find 1) many bugs are catchable with automated tools, 2) vulnerabilities are similar to other systems, 3) unit testing doesn’t prevent much. Trail of Bits also released new version of symbolic execution tool: Manticore v0.3.1
- Slockit’s Piet – inheritance structure graph, a GUI to interact with contracts
- web3.js 2.0.0-alpha.1 and v1.2.1
- Pantheon-ethers extends Ethers.js with Pantheon APIs including private transactions
- Running a Pantheon node in Java integration tests
- Tokenizing products with Uniswap and OpenLaw
- Portis’ One Click Pay for when buyer doesn’t have enough Eth. Sign the transaction and only submit it once there is enough Eth.
- Writing accurate time-dependent Truffle tests
Live on mainnet
- Tornado.cash mixer live on mainnet. It’s limited to 0.1 ETH as the trusted setup was done by them on a single machine with plans to use Gnosis/Matter’s ceremony.
- Gas Station Network live on mainnet. Decentralized meta transaction relayer so you can pay to onboard your users.
- Avsa on the direction of the Ethereum Foundation
- MetaCartel DAO’s first grants – Mintbase, Odyssy, Kickback, NFTs for reputation
- ETH declared compliant with Islamic law
- VAC – modular p2p messaging stack focused on secure messaging
- Aya Miyaguchi joins the EEA’s board and EEA has a new working group, the Mainnet Initiative
- Quorum v2.2.5
Governance and Standards
- Swende: More frequent and smaller EIP-centric forking instead of setting deadlines and rushing to get EIPs into the fork.
- Computer aided governance in the Commons Stack
- ERC2229: Ping interface for inactive tokens
- OpenLaw’s integration framework. Bring things like DocuSign or Chainlink into your org through API.
- Augur v2’s faster market resolution system
- AirSwap Trader – OTC trades through escrow in onchain code
- WindingTree lands a deal with Etihad Airways
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Prysmatic’s Raul Jordan on Zero Knowledge
- Latest curation markets call
- Vitalik Buterin on MaiCoin
- Vitalik Q&A from ETHIndia
- ConsenSys Diligence’s Steve Marx on Hashing It Out
- POA’s Igor Barinov on Epicenter
- SuperRare’s John Crain on Wizard of Dapps
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- Ryan Sean Adams: ETH is money, and it matters
- Seychelles stock exchange lists security token
- Linda Xie’s Future of DeFi
- Livepeer participation rate passes 50%, an interesting experiment in how stakers respond as inflation rate stops increasing and transaction fees increase
- Randomness in blockchain protocols
- Binance KYC data leaked. Centralization strikes again.
- How Coinbase defeated Firefox day 0 vulnerability exploitation
- Federal Reserve to introduce real time payments system… in 2023 or 2024
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Aug 15 – Devcon tickets on sale again (3pm CEST)
- Aug 15 – Grow Ethereum virtual hackathon ends
- Aug 16 – 18 – ConsenSys Grants hackathon (Toronto)
- Aug 21-23 – Dappcon (Berlin)
- Aug 23 – Last day for IDEX withdrawals without KYC
- Aug 23-25 – ETHBerlin
- Aug 29-30 – ERC1400 security token hackathon (Oslo)
- Sep 2-16 – Decentraland SDK virtual hackathon (250k USD in prizes. There’s a referral code on that link that gets both you and me something extra)
- Sep 3 – Deadline to apply for EU Horizon Prize. 1m € each to 5 “Blockchains for Social Good” projects
- Sep 6-8 – ETHBoston
- Sep 15 – Augur v1 cutoff
- Sep 15 – Ethereal Tel Aviv
- Sep 16 – Tachyon accelerator application deadline
- Sep 15-16- StarkWare sessions (Tel Aviv)
- Sep 22 – IDEO virtual hackathon ends
- Oct 7 – ENS workshop (Osaka)
- Oct 8-11 – DeVcon (Osaka) and Devcon social events calendar
- Nov 8-10 – ETHWaterloo
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