Week in Ethereum News
February 12, 2022

Proof of Stake consensus layer

  • PoS implementers call video. Notes from Ben Edgington:
    • Public Kiln testnet to be setup once sufficient milestones hit
    • Vitalik’s blob transactions more complex version favored to lessen work on execution layer; to be prototyped at EthDenver
  • Latest What’s New in Eth2
  • Lighthouse v2.1.3: improves peer stability using fork of rust-libp2p

PoW switch off



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Application layer

  • Maker crosses10 billion DAI
  • BarnBridge SMART Alpha live on Optimism, new 1-day pools
  • Set Protocol integrates Perpetual Protocol v2 on Optimism
  • Aboard Exchange (order book derivatives exchange) live on Arbitrum
  • Vesta Finance live on Arbitrum
  • Element Finance Voting Vaults: assign voting power to any contributor or value, such as locked positions
  • Mirror midwit: generate contract UI in a document, alpha, supports mainnet, Arbitrum & Optimism
  • briq alpha 1.0 (building blocks to create NFTs on StarkNet): redesigned as semi-fungible tokens, resizable canvas, claim 1000 briqs
  • Looksmutable: analyze mutability of NFT metadata by ENS or OpenSea link
  • RAC.fm: web3 enabled music portal for RAC holders
  • Gummy: link a physical object to an NFT using a verifiable anti-counterfeit sticker, available for beta testers

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