Week in Ethereum News
February 26, 2022

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer

  • Erigon v2022.02.04: optimization for getStorageAt & getBalance, auto detect latest, poke function to rebroadcast a transaction
  • Otterscan v2022.02.03: address page adds ETH balance & contract creation info
  • Besu v22.1.1: PoW switch off support; QBFT consensus algorithm is production ready for enterprise chains 

Proof of Stake consensus layer

PoW switch off


  • EIP4841: Expandable Onchain SVG Images Storage Structure
  • EIP4399: Supplant DIFFICULTY opcode with PREVRANDAO


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Stuff for developers



Application layer

  • Yearn live on Arbitrum
  • Hegic HardCore (options) beta live on Arbitrum
  • Ooki (margin trading) live on Arbitrum
  • Request Finance (invoicing & payroll) adds Arbitrum support
  • Moloch v3 (Baal)
  • DAOhaus v3 early preview
  • MakerDAO discussion against burning Maker in favor of growth
  • Sound Song Splits: artists define collaborator splits when minting tracks
  • Isotile (NFT metaverse) adds support for NFTs on Arbitrum

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