Week in Ethereum News
August 5, 2023

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

  • Latest all core devs – execution (ACDE) call video. Recap by Tim Beiko.  Notes from Tim Beiko and Christine Kim:
    • EIP4788 (beacon block root in EVM): agreed to use a contract rather than a precompile, will need audit/formal verification, devnet 8 will wait for implementations
    • EF devops launched 2.1M validator testnet in prep for Holešky testnet
    • EIP5806 (delegate transaction) & EIP7377 (migration transaction) presented and broader discussions on account abstraction
    • Verkle Trie update: performance improvements, migration via overlay method and remaining questions
  • Consensus-specs v1.4.0-beta.1: data gas renamed blob gas & additional tests
  • EIP4844:

Layer 1

For stakers

  • Wenmerge non-filtering MEV-Boost relay

Client releases

  • Consensus layer:
    • Lodestar v1.10.0: performance improvements, NodeJS v20, IPv6 support, bandwidth optimizations and builderOnly option for DVT users
    • Teku v23.8.0: state caching improvements & minimum Java version updated to Java 17


Layer 2


  • EIPs:
    • EIP7441: Upgrade block proposer election to Whisk
  • ERCs (application layer):

Stuff for developers



Notable at app layer

Job Listings

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