Week in Ethereum News
February 4, 2023

Eth News and Links

Shapella (Shanghai + Capella) upgrade

  • Zhejiang public testnet is live to test Shapella upgrade:
  • Latest all core devs execution (ACDE) call video.  Notes from Tim Beiko & Christine Kim:
    • Withdrawals are coming: Sepolia testnet to be upgraded first after Zhejiang (due to smaller validator set) followed by Goerli testnet and then mainnet
    • Sepolia upgrade date to be selected next week at all core devs consensus call
    • EIP4844 discussions on precompile gas price benchmarking, zero blob transactions and decoupling blobs from blocks
    • Discussion on moving execution layer from RLP to SSZ

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

Layer 1

Client releases

  • Consensus layer:
    • Lodestar v1.4.0: production ready; v1.4.1: hotfixes to discv5
  • Execution layer:


Layer 2


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Stuff for developers




Application layer

  • OpenSea Seaport v1.2: bulk listings, contracts as offerers, more powerful zones, improved events and optimizations
  • Sorare licensing deal with Premier League for player NFTs and fantasy football
  • Crypto protocols are not companies nor DAOs

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