Week in Ethereum News
August 20, 2022

Eth News and Links

PoW switch off (the Merge)

Execution layer

  • Latest core devs call video. Notes from Tim Beiko and Christine Kim:
    • MEV-boost relay discussion: transactions will be included as long as some validators don’t censor
    • Ethereum censorship resistance discussion: defense is user activated fork
    • Sepolia testnet post-merge upgrade now expected August 21
    • Kiln testnet to be shutdown September 6
    • Merge EIPs moved to last call: EIP3675 (upgrade to PoS) & EIP4399 (PREVRANDAO)
  • Erigon v2022.08.02-alpha: mainnet Merge TTD & fixes
  • EIP4844 (proto-danksharding) call video and notes: upcoming public devnet, fee market design, sync architecture and KZG ceremony
  • KZG ceremony call video: audit started, contributing users will be included in final transcript and UI wireframes being reviewed
  • Geth team first AMA on Reddit

Proof of Stake consensus layer


  • Miden VM v0.2 (zk-rollup): new VM architecture


  • EIP5298: ENS as token holder
  • EIP5299: Storage scaling pattern
  • EIP5334: ERC721 user and expires & level extension
  • EIP5450: EOF – stack validation
  • EIP5453: Contract crypto endorsement
  • EIP5478: Reducing the gas cost of contract creation with existing code
  • EIP5484: Consensual soulbound tokens
  • EIP5485: Legitimacy, jurisdiction and sovereignty
  • EIP5489: NFT hyperlink extension
  • EIP5496: Multi-privilege management extension for ERC721
  • EIP5501: Rental & delegation NFT – ERC721 extension
  • EIP5503: Refundable token
  • EIP5507: Refundable NFTs

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Application layer

  • Dai bridge live on Arbitrum Nova
  • ENS: two million names created, one million in 3.5 months
  • Nimi beta v0.2: profile page, default for eth.limo, gasless updates via IPNS
  • dm3: encrypted messaging for ENS users, beta
  • Safe (formerly Gnosis Safe) proposed token distribution to users
  • Karma Discourse plugin shows DAO reputation data of users [Disclosure: Starbloom portfolio]

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