Week in Ethereum News
January 14, 2023

Eth News and Links

Shapella (Shanghai + Capella) upgrade

Cancun + Deneb

  • KZG Ceremony is live!
    • ~57 more days in the first general contribution period (currently a long wait)
    • ~2500 have already contributed. Only one contributor needs to be honest
  • Latest 4844 implementer call video. Notes from Terence
    • devnet4 coming up before public testnet

Layer 1

Client releases

  • Consensus Layer
    • Lighthouse v3.4, high priority release. Proposer boost reorgs should incentivize performance improvements
  • Execution layer
    • Erigon v2.34, a few releases this week with debug trace improvements, multicore CPU threading and MBDX upgrade


Layer 2


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Application layer

  • Zkitter: post under your username or anon, public key written to Arbitrum for account recovery. Uses various zk tools: Interep, RLN, Semaphore
  • chai.money back online to accrue the DSR on your Dai (currently 1%)
  • Get the risk-free rate onchain? Ondo to tokenize 3 different ETFs of US treasuries/bonds and will fork Compound for its security tokens
  • Revamped Gitcoin Grants alpha round launches next week with open source, Eth infra and climate solutions matching pools
  • Ethunwrapp: retrospective of your onchain activity in 2022

Job Listings

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