Week in Ethereum News
February 11, 2023

Eth News and Links

Shapella (Shanghai + Capella) upgrade

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

  • KZG Ceremony:
  • Latest EIP4844 implementers call video. Notes from Terence: planning to decouple blobs from blocks

Layer 1

Client releases

  • Consensus layer:
    • Lodestar v1.4.2: peer scoring improvements & fix for isBetterUpdate light client issue
  • Execution layer:


Layer 2

  • Kelvin Fichter: why 7 days is used for challenge period in Optimistic Rollups
  • Ticking-Optimism: ticking blockchain built on Optimism Bedrock, proof of concept
  • Optimism airdrop 2: OP tokens sent directly to delegators and power users
  • Arbitrum Stylus announcement, programming environment & WASM VM for Arbitrum One/Nova, allows for programs in non-EVM languages such as Rust, C, C++, expected in 2023


  • EIPs:
  • ERCs:
    • ERC6454: Minimalistic non-transferrable NFTs
    • ERC6464: Multi-operator per-token ERC721 approvals
    • ERC6492: Signature validation for predeploy contracts
    • [Resurrected] ERC223: Fungible token with communication model

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Stuff for developers



  • Ethereum.org page on staking withdrawals
  • Modeling withdrawals: extreme case of 110k ETH partial withdrawals on day 1 and 57.6k ETH full withdrawals per day
  • EthStaker staking survey results: technical setup is barrier to solo staking
  • Proposal for Lido v2: withdrawals & Staking Router to allow permissionless onboarding of node operators


  • Shopify tools for tokengating merchant apps, includes Shopify connect wallet (built on wagmi React hooks)

Application layer

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