Eth News and Links
- Tim Roughgarden economic analysis of 1559 video
- Latest what’s new in eth2
- Vitalik’s sharding and data availability sampling proposal.
- Genesis block depositor POAPs now available
- BitQuery’s eth2 graphQL API; there’s also web3j’s Eth2 Node API in Java
- Fuel’s optimistic rollup is live on mainnet with a CLI release for devs. UTXO ETH/token payments at 500 transactions per second
- Connext cross-layer2 network going live this week in first stage of three-stage rollout over 6 months
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Stuff for developers
- EthGlobal’s 2020 developer survey
- Testing storage slots in upgrading to USDC v2
- Paul Berg’s Multisol tool to make verification easier
- Boilerplate for Eth frontends, just give it ABI JSON file
- WalletConnect v1.3.2 – client bundle size cut in half, paging for iOS links
- StarkWare releases Cairo toolchain to prove general computation – compiler, VM, tracer/debugger, IDE
- Cover Protocol hacked. Attacker found a new liquidity mining pool and exploited a logic bug to inflate COVER tokens. Main hacker kept ~$5m. GrapFinance also exploited it, sold the COVER for 4350 ETH and sent the ETH back.
- One of the Parity hackers is cashing out
- Andre Cronje unveiled yCredit collateralized lending which he said could be “economically exploited.” It then immediately got exploited
- Testing generalized frontrunner conditions
- Gastrology: estimate gas price from your own node (or via Avado run your own cloud)
- EF’s Ecosystem Support December grantee roundup
- Opyn v2 is live with ETHUSDC European-style options, adds auto-exercise feature
- Neolastics: simondlr’s randomly generated neoplasticism inspired digital art on a bonding curve
- More than $15b in DeFi this week, currently at ~$16.5b, with Maker leading the way at $3.4b locked (no link)
- Associated Press will publish US Senate runoff results to Ethereum
- Exchanges have all delisted XRP for US customers, except Kraken (no link)
- US federal regulators appear to be pressuring exchanges to delist “privacy coins”: Bittrex, Shapeshift
- Reminder: don’t forget to submit a comment about Mnuchin’s anti-crypto regulation. Deadline is Jan 4 at midnight. You can even leave a comment anonymously.
- Vitalik: 2020 endnotes on crypto and more
- Bunz, Chiesa, et al: Recursive proofs through generalized accumulation scheme
- Gurkan, Jovanovic, et al: Aggregatable Distributed Key Generation
- Nexus Mutual: experienced Solidity dev in Euro timezones
- SigmaPrime is hiring a blockchain security engineer
- 0x looking for devs of all types and a Matcha marketing manager
- Trail of Bits is looking for a technical editor/writer
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Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new/changes in bold):
- Jan 4 – Deadline to leave public comment on Mnuchin’s anti-crypto regulations
- Jan 15 – Feb 7 – ETHGlobal’s Market Make hackathon
- Jan 22 – Feb 21 – EthIndia’s EtherPunk hackathon
- Feb 5-12 – EthDenver (virtual)
- Apr 6-8 – EthCC4 (Paris)
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