Week in Ethereum News
December 16, 2023

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade (meta EIP7569)

  • Latest all core devs – consensus (ACDC) call video. Notes from Christine Kim:
    • Devnet-12: Prysm joined, MEV-Boost being tested
    • Goerli shadow fork 1: syncing started
    • Discussions on SSE block event for block propagation times, slashable message propagation and GossipSub IDONTWANT control message
  • Dencun interop testing call video
  • Tim Beiko’s core devs update: Dencun upgrade EIPs, EIP process changes and Prague/Electra planning

Centralization watch: threatening the value of your ETH

Layer 1

For Stakers

Client releases

  • Consensus layer:
    • Lodestar v1.12.1: patch for v1.12 block root errors (post-mortem)
    • Teku v23.12.0: adds checkpoint-sync-url option and performance improvements
  • Execution layer
    • Nethermind v1.24.0: not downgradable, improvements to headers database


Layer 2


  • EIPs:
    • Meta EIP7577: Versioning scheme for EIPs
  • RIPs (Rollup Improvement Proposals):
    • RIP7212: Precompile for secp256r1 Curve Support (moved from EIPs)
  • ERCs (application layer):
    • ERC7573: Conditional-upon-Transfer-Decryption for Delivery-versus-Payment
    • ERC7574: Authentication SBT using credential
    • ERC7575: Partial and extended ERC4626 vaults
    • ERC7578: Physical asset redemption
    • ERC7579: Minimal modular smart accounts
    • ERC7580: Inter dapp tracking interface

Stuff for developers

  • Foundry:
    • Forge-std v1.7.4: adds Balance, Extcodesize, Extcodehash, Extcodecopy as account access kinds and new cheat codes to delete snapshots
    • Polygon deployment & upgrade libraries (JavaScript), Forge Chronicles (creates JSON & markdown deployment log), Storage Delta (compares storage layouts) & Deployer Kit (generate deployer contracts for upgradeable contracts), beta
  • Create an AMM in Vyper using Ape (Python contract dev framework)
  • Code MASTER: create AST mutators
  • EVMole v0.2.0 (function selector extractor): adds extracting function arguments
  • Ponder (dapp backend framework): index events, generate GraphQL API, local dev server with hot reloading, implemented in TypeScript
  • FUZD: commit/reveal system, executes delayed transactions decrypted at execution time, alpha
  • OpenZeppelin Defender v2, public beta, new modules: Code (analysis of PRs), Audit (track issues & resolutions), Deploy, Monitor, Incident Response, Actions  & Access Control



Onchain stats

  • Gas fees (via ultrasound.money): 16.9 to 346.6 gwei, with 41.7 gwei average
    • Zero net issuance currently at 21.9 gwei 
    • 15k ETH net burn this week
  • ETHUSD: $2,161 – $2,385, currently $2,223
  • ETHBTC: currently 0.053 (Flippening at ~0.16)

Notable at app layer

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