Ethereum News and Links
- Nimbus Eth2 client update – nearly up to frozen spec, 10-15x speedup in crosslink processing, better monitoring, nim libp2p, nim language for ewasm
- Prysmatic Eth2 client update – up to date on spec, updated SSZ in Go
- Eth2, phase 0 basics for new contributors
- Minimum committee size explained
- Latest Eth2 implementers call. Notes
- Use Bitcoin Cash as a data availability layer until phase 1?
- Trustless Two-Way Bridges With Side Chains By Halting
- Celer’s state channel network went live on mainnet. See that section below.
- Raiden Service registry for watchtower monitors and liquidity pathfinders
- Plasma Group’s Optimistic Virtual Machine, a correct-by-construction VM for all layer 2. Also applicable to phase2 of Eth2
- Geth v1.9.0 – a massive milestone release with performance improvements and tons of new features. Lefteris’ tweetstorm summary of the changelog.
- Parity v2.6.0-beta and v2.5.5-stable
Stuff for developers
- White hat samczsun found a bug in 0x code. As such 0x was down for a few hours last night, but the bug is now fixed. No one took advantage of it. Samczsun explains the signature verification vulnerability
- Using automatic analysis tools with the MakerDAO governance code that had a bug a few months ago.
- Runtime Verification: how formal verification could have prevented Edgeware’s Lockdrop bug
- Understanding meta transactions and native meta txs
- Alacrity: a DSL for simple, formally-verified code
- Truffle DB: gradually introduce TruffleDB as the primary data store and slowly deprecate artifacts. Also Truffle v5.0.27.
- Etherlime v2.1.5 with ZeppelinOS and Chainlink integrations
- A simple contract with the new Remix interface
- Nethereum playground now has vb.net support
- Build an oracle with iExex tutorial
- OpenLaw adds contract clauses as libraries to its markup language
- Automated testing tutorial
- Atra adds relational database tables to its abstract-away-blockchain platform
- A dive into Open Zeppelin’s ERC777 implementation
- How to build on Celer’s state channel network using their gaming SDK
- Samsung releases a “blockchain SDK” for interacting with Ethereum
- Distributed pre-image archive in Swarm
- ENS 3-6 character name reservation process is now open
- Oracles: UMA publishes its Data Verification Mechanism. Joey Krug tweets his “current state of Ethereum oracles”
- Hyperledger founder John Wolpert: Why businesses will learn to love the public Ethereum mainnet
- “Uber Subsidiary Grants Ethereum Startup Access To Entire American Fleet”
- Singapore Exchange launches securities token exchange
Governance and Standards
- ERC2182: Reduce the Clique signer_limit
- ERC2181: Increase Clique’s diff_inturn
- ERC2183: Increase Clique min_wait for out of turn blocks
- dxDAO now owns DutchX, and Gnosis has stepped away from dxDAO
Live on mainnet
- Celer’s state channel network live on mainnet. Play Gomoku or FishJump for Dai/Eth/tokens.
- Nexus Mutual’s smart contract cover is now live on mainnet, so now you can insure yourself against bugs and hacks. That means GovBlocks is also live on mainnet for co-op governance.
- Dai Stability Fee went up first to 18.5% a few days ago and then today it went up to 20.5%. Also, how to nominate tokens for multi collateral Dai
- Veil is sunsetting its prediction markets product
- KyperSwap now has limit orders
- NiftySwap: a Uniswap fork for ERC1155 NFTs using Dai and metatransactions
- Ocean Protocol went live on POAnet
- A list of ENS + IPFS websites
- BAT in Brave Ads now available on Android in US, Canada, UK, France and Germany. 22% clickthrough so far
- Decentraland now has avatars
- Panvala’s beta is live on Rinkeby, so you can choose what slates get PAN tokens.
- FunFair’s affiliate program now pays on-chain in real time
- Loanscan q2 report on DeFi lending. It’s growing fast.
- Golem v0.20 release with gwasm
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Compound’s Robert Leshner on Epicenter
- ETHNewYork videos
- Billy Rennekamp on CadCAD
- Washington Post’s Jarrod Dicker talks media and web3 with Mike Kriak
- Truffle’s Tim Coulter on POV Crypto
- TokenCard’s Mel Gelderman on Into the Ether
- Zexe’s Pratyush Mishra on Zero Knowledge
- Instadapp’s Sowmay Jain on Into the Ether
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- FEC says federal candidates can give ERC20 loyalty tokens to their volunteers
- Synthetix offers incentives to Uniswap liquidity providers
- SEC approves RegA+ for YouNow’s Props Project so they can give away tokens to users. Blockstack also got approval.
- SEC/FINRA staff statement on broker-dealer custody of cryptoassets
- “Ethereum is quietly becoming the global platform for every asset”
- tryethereum.today: a site for beginners to discover things to do with Eth
- Shapeshift becomes a non-custodial exchange where you have to use hardware wallets
- Summary of Wasm for blockchain event last month
- Bowe: Faster Subgroup Checks for BLS12-381
- Microsoft research: leveraging Ethereum to make machine learning models more accessible
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- July 15 – Eth2 researcher AMA
- July 17 – Devcon ticket sales, wave 1
- July 19 – BuildETH (San Francisco)
- July 19-21 – State of Scale (Los Angeles)
- July 19-21 – ConsenSys Grants hackathon (Brooklyn)
- July 22-23 – Buidl 2019 (Seoul)
- Aug 2-4 – ETHIndia (Bangalore)
- Aug 2-4 – TruffleCon (Redmond)
- Aug 21-23 – Dappcon (Berlin)
- Aug 23-25 – ETHBerlin
- Sep 3 – Deadline to apply for EU Horizon Prize. 1m € each to 5 “Blockchains for Social Good” projects
- Sep 6-8 – EthBoston
- Sep 15 – Augur v1 cutoff
- Sep 15 – Ethereal Tel Aviv
- Sep 15-16- StarkWare sessions (Tel Aviv)
- Oct 8-11 – DeVcon (Osaka)
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