Week in Ethereum News
December 3, 2022

Eth News and Links

Layer 1

  • Discussion of upgrade naming schemes
  • Latest consensus layer call video. Notes from Ben Edgington & Christine Kim:
    • EIP4844 is not in the same readiness as withdrawals, so is being worked on in parallel & specified separately from Capella upgrade, to not delay withdrawals
  • EIP4844 implementer call notes: CL teams working on passing spec tests & sync protocol, EL teams rebasing on top of fork by timestamp, devnet 3 now expected next week
  • EOF v1 checklist with summary of EIP implementations
  • Shandong testnet deprecated

For stakers


  • Optimal attestation packing, existing Lighthouse greedy approximation algorithm produced optimal solution 52.3% and within 5% of optimal 99.97%

Client releases

  • Consensus Layer:
    • Nimbus v22.11.0: production ready separate validator client
  • Execution Layer:
    • Besu v22.10.1: performance improvements via database caching, sync fixes & logging improvements, reduced memory consumption and RPC additions

Layer 2


  • EIP6047: Balance accountable via event for ERC721
  • EIP6049: Deprecate SELFDESTRUCT
  • EIP6051: Private key encapsulation
  • EIP6059: Parent-governed nestable NFTs
  • EIP6065: Real estate token
  • EIP6066: Signature validation method for NFTs

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