Eth News and Links
- Separating EIPs from hard fork upgrade coordination
- Hudson Jameson stepping down from running core devs call; Tim Beiko to take over in a few months
- Latest releases: Lighthouse v1.0.5, Nimbus v1.0.4, Prysm v1.0.5, Teku v20.12.1. If you’re staking, make sure to stay up to date.
- Proto is working on a data availability sampling prototype
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Stuff for developers
- top 5 headaches for Eth devs, and how web3api aims to improve them
- Build and sell your own dynamic NFT using Chainlink oracles
- Get DeFi data with DefiPulse API
- Amazon Managed Blockchain now supports Ethereum mainnet, also supports Ropsten and Rinkeby testnets
- How to verify your Metamask is correct (to help thwart hacks like what happened to Hugh Karp)
- Non-English pageviews on ethereum.org up 10x in a year, and more ways to make new pages easy to translate. Translate and help make Ethereum available to everyone!
- On Christmas, 1inch released token with Uniswap-style airdrop to users to incentivize liquidity pools (note: I’m an investor)
- Liquity stablecoin (and interest free borrowing) is on Kovan testnet
- Mintable makes it easy for artists to sell physical visual/video prints
- Hot or Not for NFTs: price appraisal for NFTs via peer ranking
- SEC sues Ripple (and top execs!) for sale of unregistered XRP securities
- SEC puts Shipchain out of business for unregistered security sale. They also settled with Tierion (I’d never heard of it before)
- Mnuchin issues a relatively meaningless anti-crypto working group report
- If you’re an American, comment on Mnuchin’s anti-crypto regulations. Regulators are required to respond to comments.
- Hasu: Why I changed my mind on tokens
- 10 Ethereum charts at all time highs
- If you’ve bought from Ledger, it’s likely your email and physical addresses are now publicly available. Argent is hosting the database so you can see if you’ve been compromised.
- Expect extortion attempts and spearphishing (fake “please update your Ledger with malware”)
- Virgil Griffith’s case is tentatively set for September 2021 trial
- How does the FBI break phone encryption? They don’t, most “phone encryption” is not really encrypted, per Matthew Green
- A Halo explainer
- A nullifier explainer
- Malware can extract info from airgapped computers using RAM to broadcast WiFi signals
- Nexus Mutual: experienced Solidity dev in Euro timezones
- SigmaPrime is hiring a blockchain security engineer
- Chainlink Labs’ core engineering team is hiring a Product Manager
- 0x looking for devs of all types and a Matcha marketing manager
- Trail of Bits is looking for a technical editor/writer
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Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new/changes in bold):
- Jan 4 – Deadline to leave public comment on Mnuchin’s anti-crypto regulations
- Jan 15 – Feb 7 – ETHGlobal’s Market Make hackathon
- Feb 5-12 – ETHDenver (virtual)
- Apr 6-8 – EthCC4 (Paris)
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