Eth News and Links
- Stateless Ethereum: how all the research pieces fit together
- Parity v2.7.1 – no more dual-track releases, breaking database changes
- Nethermind v1.5.8 – Nethermind is constantly releasing improvements
- Lighthouse client update. Big block processing and sync speedups. fork choice algo optimized for CPU cycles
- Prysmatic client update. 10x sync speedup. Plus a script for faster setup of Prysmatic testnet
- Notes from latest Eth2 networking call
- Gossipsub benchmarks from Whiteblock
- Stateless EEs and delayed block inclusion
Stuff for developers
- Solidity v0.6.2 – CREATE2, interfaces inherit from inheritances
- Try/catch in Solidity v0.6.x
- Embark v5.1 – new libraries/interfaces config settings, getEVMversion for conditional tests, and a Nethermind plugin
- Subspace v1.2 – event/state tracking in React. adds httpProvider support
- PleaseRelayMe – allows dapps to use rDai to fund a metatransaction relay hub. live on Kovan testnet
- Results of MetaMask’s generalized metatransaction standard hackathon
- Zinc: Rust-like language for zero knowlege proof circuits from Matter Labs
- Add editable user profiles with 3Box to your app in under 30 minutes
- Using the web3J Solidity debugger
- An intro to symbolic execution
- Using MythX’s symbolic analysis and fuzzing in Remix
- Q&A with Sam Sun on how he finds vulnerabilities
- Frontend security best practices
- Integrating MythX and CircleCI
- Start to finish OpenZeppelin CLI workflow
- Kauri links for learning Eth app development
- Node-gyp-cache – cache native dependencies
- web3connect v1.0.0-beta.29 – cache user’s last provider for auto-load
- New EthersJS version with updated ENS registry address
- web3JS v1.2.6 updated ENS registry address and revert reason strings
- Aztec launches private transactions with hidden amounts. It’s live on mainnet with an SDK.
- Tornado.cash’s UI had a vulnerability. Check to see if you’re affected.
- A history of Plasma and how it morphed into rollup
- ENS Registry contract is migrating to a new address on Feb 3-5 due to a potential vulnerability found by Sam Sun.
- Faster enterprise blockchain apps with PegaSys Orchestrate
- EEA Mainnet Working Group forms Task Force “EMINENT” (Ethereum Mainnet Integration for Enterprises)
Governance and standards
- 0x API aggregates liquidity from 0xMesh, Kyber, Uniswap, Oasis, etc
- Stablecoin.services – gas-free DAI/CHAI transfers, Uniswap trades, and DAI/CHAI conversion
- Dai Stability Fee at 8%, and DSR at 7.75%. The first auction of surplus DAI was last night. Keep track of MCD Auctions.
- Negative votes in quadratic funding. An idea in Vitalik’s response to Gitcoin grants round 4
- Switzerland approves IPO/equity shares on Ethereum
- Mashable on DeFi: “I took out a loan with cryptocurrency and didn’t sign a thing”
- PoolTogether hit 1 million DAI for the first time
- Ethereum is eating Bitcoin’s payments use case
- Reuben Bramanathan: what I learned tokenizing myself
- How to make money on digital art
- Thin Applications from Joel Monegro
- Boneh, Drake, Fisch, Gabizon: Efficient polynomial commitment schemes for multiple points and polynomials
- Kraken cracks Trezor with 15 minutes of physical access. Hardware wallets are susceptible to an attacker having physical access.
- CacheOut attack: Intel CPUs leaking data, including SGX
- A satirical guide to becoming a crypto thought leader on Twitter
- Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for Noobs, part 1 of a 6 part series from Maker
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Feb 8 – Augur v1 cutoff
- Feb 14-16 – ETHDenver
- Feb 20 – Decentraland launch
- Feb 28-Mar 1 – ETHLondon UK
- Mar 3-5 – EthCC (Paris)
- Mar 6-8 – EthParis2020
- Mar 29-Apr4 – EthLagos
- Apr 3-7 – Edcon (Vienna)
- Apr 13 – Deadline to apply for 50k euro for blockchain startups in Europe
- April 24-26 – EthTurin
- May 8-9 – Ethereal Summit (NYC)
- May 15 – EthBarcelona R&D workshop
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