Ethereum News and Links
- Eth2 networking spec
- Latest Eth2 implementer call. Mamy’s notes.
- Latest What’s New in Eth2
- Lighthouse eth2 client update: focused on testnet stability and networking
- Lodestar eth2 client update: shifting to a browser-ready light client
- Robert Drost’s BuildEth talk on execution environments for phase 2 of eth2. Probably the easiest 10 minute explanation you will get.
- Updated Eth2 mindmap
- Vitalik’s twitter explainer of stateless clients in context: markets for storage or data forever with free ride?
- Spam resistant block creator selection via burn auction
- Multi-Threaded Data Availability On Eth 1
- Slipper’s EIP1559 implementation study
- Raiden UI wizard onboarding tool
Stuff for developers
- Austin Griffith: an intro to Eth for developers, livecoding video and writeup. Austin is now working on a burner identity library
- Samczsun finds another code vulnerability: Livepeer slashing logic
- Understanding ERC777 re-entrancy vulnerability if such a token were listed on Uniswap
- Zeppelin is kicking off a cryptography for devs series
- EIP712 structs in Python
- See the whole execution flow for a given transaction with Tenderly
- Elle: a formally verified EVM compiler building on Isabelle
- websnark v0.0.5. snark proof generation and verifier in WebAssembly. faster verification time in browser, verifiers for MNT6753-BoweGabizon and BN128-Groth16
- AWS $100k VDF competition for people who like math and FPGA designs, sponsored by a coalition including Ethereum Foundation.
- Blockade Games tying Lightning Network to Eth NFTs and code. One of the most bullish things for Ethereum is how many Bitcoiners have to build on it.
- Grid v1.5 – a desktop Eth tool UI, adds support for IPFS, RPC testing, Geth 1.9.
- If you haven’t seen Alethio’s monthly data viz of DeFi users that’s all over social media, it’s worth a click.
- Smart wallets to solve key management with 2fa and social recovery.
- If you want to advertise to Eth devs, Codefund now has exclusive advertising on Etherscan’s testnet pages. I asked Etherscan for testnet-only ads awhile back, so it’s great to see it
- How PegaSys is setting the standard for permissioning with the Pantheon v1.2 client by whitelisting accounts on mainnet.
- Ondiflow and BP pilot for onshore oilfield tracking activities on a private chain automated with IoT data
Governance and Standards
- Latest core devs call. Tim Beiko’s summary. Per the pull request showing the Istanbul EIP decisions made on the call, EIPs 663, 1380, 1985, 2045, and 2046 were added as “tentatively accepted.” There was discussion around doing a second Instanbul fork and/or when to do the next fork after Istanbul. Disappointingly, the call lacked a rep from Geth as well as Parity.
- ERC2225: Methods to merge EVM chains
- ERC2222: fund distribution token standard
- ERC2224: Automatic signature request (wallet_autoSign)
- You can now tip for tweets in the latest version of Brave
- Augur’s affiliate plan. Also a 3 minute survey for anyone who has ever tried to use Augur
- Decentraland private beta looks impressive
- Set’s moving average tokens rebalanced for the first time, with a 23% gain in Eth for holders. Here’s a thread on the dutch auction rebalancing.
- 0x introduces coordinators – execution rules for a specific pool of liquidity.
- Spankchain’s SpankPay: a payment rail for the adult industry
- Create an open investment bank using OpenLaw. They’ll also implement E&Y’s Nightfall. Dai invoices on OpenLaw look slick.
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Maker’s Rune Christensen on Epicenter
- MetaCartel’s Peter Pan on Into the Ether
- Ben Fisch talks accumulators on Zero Knowledge
- Nexus Mutual’s Hugh Karp on Wizard of Dapps
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- SEC is soliciting bids for Ethereum and Bitcoin data feeds
- Loopring LRC staking: lockup your LRC for fees, plus dexes stake for reputation and/or fee reduction
- NBA and DapperLabs (CryptoKitties) announce NFT collecitibles for moments like Kawhi’s fall away buzzer beater. The sale should be live in time for the NBA season with the associated game in 2020.
- Stablecoin transaction volume on Ethereum passes Venmo
- A daily log of what the Ethereum ecosystem shipped in July
- MyCrypto Summer crypto education series. Send this to your friends
- Lefteris’ crypto portfolio analytics and tax prep software Rotkehlchen v1 release
- Cosmos staking pools appear to be headed to zero fees
- Zooko asks Zcash community to keep block funding
- LocalEthereum planning on adding trusted third party identity attestations.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Aug 4 – deadline to apply for re-opening of Devcon speaker, builder, student applications
- Aug 5-Sep 22 – IDEO virtual hackathon
- Aug 6 – Devcon tickets, wave 2
- Aug 10 – ENS shortname reservation ends
- 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 15-16- StarkWare sessions (Tel Aviv)
- Oct 7 – ENS workshop (Osaka)
- Oct 8-11 – DeVcon (Osaka)
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