Week in Ethereum News
February 10, 2024

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade (meta EIP7569)

  • Latest all core devs – consensus (ACDC) call video. Notes from Christine Kim:
    • Mainnet Dencun upgrade set for March 13 epoch 269568, client releases in 2 weeks
    • Goerli testnet: tested blob expiry with nodes using checkpoint sync
    • Invalid blocks: triggering MEV-Boost circuit breaker to local building discussion
    • Electra upgrade scope (small cross layer fork targeting late 2024):
      • Priorities & complexities of potential features: SSZification EIPs, ePBS, inclusion lists (EIP7547) and increase max EB (EIP7251); breakout calls planned
      • peerDAS (EIP7594) can be developed in parallel to Electra
  • Holešky testnet uneventfully upgraded to Dencun
  • Dencun interop testing call video: testing churn limit on Holešky testnet & shadowfork planned with mainnet releases

Centralization watch: threatening the value of your ETH

Layer 1


Client releases

  • Consensus layer:
    • Lodestar v1.15.1: hotfixes for Besu users, blindedLocal & lock file issues
  • Execution layer:
    • Geth v1.13.12: mainnet Dencun upgrade
      • Era1 initial implementation, provides Execution Layer data history pre-merge; post-merge Execution Layer data is encapsulated within Beacon chain Era files
    • Reth v0.1.0-alpha.17: critical fixes for Dencun, sidechain root validation & networking improvements

For stakers

Layer 2

  • Polygon Type 1 Prover open sourced
  • RollCall (L2 standards) precompiles breakout call and notes: secp256r1 precompile (RIP7212) live on Polygon testnet and rollup precompile registry in progress


  • EIPs:
    • EIP7612: State storage transition using an overlay tree
    • EIP7619: Precompile Falcon512 generic verifier
  • RIPs (Rollup Improvement Proposals):
    • RIP7614: Expose call stack to contracts
  • ERCs (application layer):
    • ERC7613: Puppet proxy contract
    • ERC7615: Atomic push-based data feed among contracts
    • ERC7616: Hybrid fungible token
    • ERC7617: Chunk support for ERC5219 mode in web3 URL
    • ERC7618: Content encoding in ERC5219 mode web3 URL

Stuff for developers

  • EthereumJS releases: Dencun upgrade support, WASM used by default for crypto primitives, RPCStateManager, expanded EIP1186 proof functionality and Tx addSignature API
  • Gaslite Merkle Drop base contracts: GasliteMerkleDN (native tokens) & GasliteMerkleDT (ERC20)
  • Ethers js v6.11.0: adds EIP4844 blob transactions
  • Ethers-kt (Kotlin): async library for EVM interaction, targets JVM & Android platforms


Job Listings

Job listings: $600 for 4 issues (75 char limit).  Pay using 3cities.  Questions? abcoathup at-gmail

Onchain stats

  • Gas fees (via ultrasound.money): 9.4 to 367 gwei, with 35.2 gwei average
    • Zero net issuance currently at 22.2 gwei 
    • 10.1k ETH net burn this week
  • ETHUSD: $2,279 – $2,522, currently $2,495
  • ETHBTC: currently 0.053 (Flippening at ~0.16)

Notable at app layer

  • GoDaddy integrated with ENS, users can associate an address with their domain name
  • POAP Collections: curate groups of POAPs
  • Kain Warwick: Synthetix 2024 roadmap
  • Brice reflects on app governance upon leaving GHO liquidity committee
  • Gitcoin Grants proposed updates: refocus on open source software & ETH infrastructure with rounds every 6 months & $1M matching pool, communities can run their own web3 community & education rounds



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