Eth News and Links
- Persistent txpool proposal
- Proposed revamp of stateless Eth roadmap; focus on the clients, need client specifically focused on stateless?
- Alternative bounded-state-friendly address scheme with CREATE3 and epoch prefix
- Reforming core devs call discussion doc
- EIP3238: delay difficulty bomb 12 months
- ERC3224: human readable transaction technique standard for app devs
- Latest what’s new in eth2, includes graphic from Leo Bago’s client node count
- Proposal for first upgrade of Eth’s proof of stake chain: light client support, spread processing over the epoch, fork choice hardening, increase slashing/inactivity penalties as planned. Cap validators at 524k?
- Latest eth2 call. Notes from Ben and Alex, get ready for Feb 2 workshops
- Arbitrum releases testnet with lots of apps.
- A guide to optimistic rollups and to Optimism in particular
- Hop cross-rollup token bridge
- Cartesi with a TrueBit-style verification/fraud proof game for RISC-V Linux
- Aztec and Starkware release Polaris prover license for rollup code
- The road to StarkNet, a zk-rollup from StarkWare coming end of 2021 with apps written in Cairo
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Stuff for developers
- Solidity v0.8.1, SMTChecker supports external calls
- Solidity developer survey results. Now launches Solidity Discourse forum
- PWC: changes in Solidity v0.8.x that you may have missed
- Paradigm CTF starts Feb 5
- OpenZeppelin’s Hardhat/Truffle upgrades plugin now supports structs and enums
- Austin Griffith’s scaffold-eth challenge/tutorial: build staking app
- Flash loan arb bot with Infura tutorial
- hevm v0.44, accepts solidity json output built via
- Benchmarking pairing-friendly elliptic curves libraries
- Iden3’s rapidSNARK, a fast prover written in C++ for circom and snarkjs
- Typhoon.cash vulnerabilities
- Secureum analyzes Hermez’s audits
- Reddit announces partnership with EF to get Ethereum to Reddit-scale production
- Devcon Bogotá is postponed, EthCC now planned for July
- USAA and State Farm will go into production with their Quorum based solution to track and pay each other for auto claims
- China’s Blockchain-based Service Network will now have Quorum available
- Visa CEO says on earnings call they’re looking at supporting stablecoin on/offramps for Visa cards, hence why they’ve been hiring Eth devs
- xINCH: an auto-claim and compound wrapper for 1Inch staking
- UMA: borrow USDC with your ETH for free (or at negative interest!)
- Opium is offering tranched CDOs built on Compound. Senior tranche is fixed rate, junior tranche is high risk/reward
- Spendless – direct your stablecoin interest to charity or save via yearn frontend
- An alternative Zora frontend: zora.gallery
- $essay tokenized crowdfunding for an essay where the holders get 10% of future trades
- Atari creating a classic Atari games arcade in Decentraland
- Mark Cuban is minting NFTs
- Coinbase to go public via direct listing selling shares directly, no underwritten IPO process
- Fincen reopens comment period, if you want to comment on Mnuchin’s anti-crypto regulations. It ends today for reporting counterparty info, and on March 1 for the rest
- Brukhman: appraisal games and NFT pricing/liquidity
- Dune Analytics: the real-time quarterly report
- pNetwork offers wrapped DOGE on Ethereum
- What happens if you reuse a nonce in cryptography? Bad stuff.
- How SNARKs are possible with polynomial commitments
- The state of tooling for verifying constant-timeness of cryptographic implementations
- What miner revolts are really possible anyway?
- Google says North Korea is trying to hack security researchers
- Important ASAP security updates: if you’re an iPhone user, update iOS. If you run Linux, update sudo
- MetaMask is hiring engineers for a variety of positions. Apply here.
- Cartesi, a rollups solution, is looking to hire skilled engineers
- Trail of Bits is looking for a technical editor/writer & security engineer
- 0x looking for devs of all types and a data analyst
- Reddit: Senior backend/Ethereum engineer
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Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new/changes in bold):
- Feb 2 – Eth2 sharding and merge workshops
- Feb 5 – Nimbus Grafana challenge submissions deadline (prizes up to $5k)
- Feb 5-12 – EthDenver (virtual)
- Feb 5-7 – Paradigm CTF
- Feb 8 – CME launches ETH futures
- Mar 5 – Financial Cryptography DeFi academic workshop
- Jul 20-22 – EthCC4 (Paris)
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