Week in Ethereum News
Dec 20, 2020

Eth News and Links


Proof of Stake

  • Latest eth2 call. Notes from Mamy and Ben. Early planning for q1/q2 2021 fork, to shift some accounting to mid-epoch and add light clients
  • This week, we crossed 1 billion USD worth of ETH in the deposit contract (no link)

Layer 2

This newsletter is made possible thanks to Celer!

We are excited to announce that Phase One of the Celer State Guardian Network (SGN) mainnet is now up and running! You can stake $CELR and earn state guarding rewards now with more than 35% block and fee annual reward. Real money games, such as Arcade Win and Daub Cash, built using Celer as the foundational technology, have hosted more than 12 million games in the last year and processed 30million transactions using Celer’s layer-2 infrastructure. 

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Stuff for developers

  • Solidity v0.8, say goodbye to SafeMath, internal errors will revert instead of invalid
  • Solidity 0.7.6, better support for calldata types, fallback function can return data
  • ethersjs is now equally as used as web3js
  • MyCrypto’s testnet faucet – Kovan, Rinkeby, Ropsten, Goerli
  • TheGraph launches on mainnet for decentralized indexing, subgraphs will begin migrating to decentralized in 2021

Security and incidents



Application layer



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