Ethereum News and Links
- Ben Edgington: the Cathedral, the Bazaar, and the eth2 roadmap. If you want a succinct “current state of Eth2” in prose, read this.
- Prysmatic Eth2 client update – fixing bugs, BLS sigs and state root validations fully enabled in run time
- Networking is the focus right now, so Matthew Slipper’s Eth2 and libp2p report for MolochDAO is timely. Protocol Labs’ Raúl Kripalani responds: how to improve the Eth2 and libp2p effort
- Cryptoeconomics Lab: developing toward layer 2 interoperability
- Routing fees in Raiden
- StarkExchange: Fast withdrawals using Cookie Jars
- “In 14 days, 5,127 players from 62 countries played 53,180 layer-2 enabled games” on Celer’s state channel network.
- Geth v1.9.1
- Ethereum on ARM: new NanoPC-T4 and Raspberry Pi images with new supported devices and Prysmatic Eth2 client and VIPnode support
Stuff for developers
- Solidity’s SMTchecker now supports multi-transaction checks and unbounded loops
- web3js stable release. Breaking changes go into v2
- Truffle v5.0.29 with stable web3js
- Vyper v0.1.0-beta.11
- Provable (Oraclize) OpenZeppelin starter kit. Previously Zepkit, Zeppelin is rebranding all products under OpenZeppelin.
- OpenZeppelin network.js front end web3 injection library. Also: ZeppelinOS/OpenZeppelinSDK now has node 12 support
- Turn any deployed Eth code into a REST API from Fabrx
- A VRF Solidity library from Witnet
- Beware of the proxy: learn how to exploit function clashing
- Loredana Alias and dType video demos for Wiki on Eth and generalized DNS for linked data & docs
- EthDenver2018 winner Elk’s hardware dev kit is live on Kickstarter
- Kauri launches communities, starting with Ethereum for Java devs
- Speaker, builder and student Devcon applications re-open today for a week. Rolling decisions but everyone should hear by mid-August.
- Winners of Gitcoin’s Beyond Blockchain virtual hackathon
- Tornado mixer using snarks live on Kovan testnet
- Austin Griffith video on the DAOG – DAO game. Trippy, but very interesting concept
- Update on ENS short name reservation criteria. Also EthSimple’s new ENS explorer.
- MetaMask Mobile is out in beta
Governance and Standards
- Latest core devs call. Notes. EIPs currently accepted into Istanbul: 1344 (chain ID opcode), 2028 (calldata gas reduction), 2024 (blake2b), 1108 (alt_bn128). EIPs tentatively accepted: 2200 (the new version of 1283 from Constantinople), 1962 (ECC precompile), 1884 (trie dependent reprice), 1057 (ProgPoW)
- ProgPoW is back into Istanbul (pending audit results), because the audit is back on.
- Preliminary report from ZCash ProgPoW audit: “ProgPoW is viable, but its use of GPU compute resources is far from optimal and its biggest advantage over Ethash isn’t its “programmability” but rather its different than Ethash’s reads from the DAG.”
- Ropsten Istanbul fork now scheduled for September 4th.
- ERC2212: Interest earning stakes
- Jesse Walden: the most interesting apps will need to be actively governed
- Results from Aragon’s third vote. The late-voting whale from last time voted in the middle this time, which effectively ended voting.
- Multicollateral Dai security roadmap
- Numerai launches ErasureBay, an open market for any kind of information
- DaiHard: a fiat to crypto onchain exchange using burnable payments
- Cryptogaming communities have relatively little overlap
- Pooled cDai: pool your Dai together, send to Compound, send the interest to a beneficiary
- Guesser expands to 10 weekly markets, gets guesser.com and new UI
- UNICEF Ventures using Bounties Network to track mentorship sessions
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Péter Szilágyi and Martin Swende discuss Geth v1.9 on Hashing It Out
- Ameen Soleimani on Epicenter
- 0x’s Will Warren and Amir Bandeali on Wyre Talks
- Cent’s Cameron Hejazi on Wizard of Dapps
- Anton Evangelatov and Rafael Matias presentation on Swarm
- Colony’s Auryn MacMillan on DaoCast
- Latest decentralized data call
- Ryan Sean Adams on POV Crypto
- Matic’s Jaynti Kanani on Into the Ether
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- Monerium issues EU compliant Icelandic Krona e-money on the mainnet
- SEC issues 2nd no action letter to Pocketful of Quarters, another case where it was painfully obvious that the token isn’t a security.
- Fluidity’s Tokenized Asset Portfolio, a legal and technical model to tokenize real world assets to use as DeFi collateral
- The emerging decentralized finance stack
- Fundament gets German regulatory approval for 250m euro of real estate bonds, running on mainnet with no minimum investment
- History: this week marks the 5th anniversary of the Eth sale, and the 4th anniversary of the genesis block.
- Mougayar: even with a dearth of marketing, Ethereum’s bazaar keeps growing
- MyEtherWallet’s beginner’s guide to Ethereum
- CDP creation skyrocketed from being on Coinbase Earn. An interesting experiment in incentivizing onchain activity.
- “99.98 per cent of Americans were correctly re-identified in any available ‘anonymised’ dataset by using just 15 characteristics”
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- July 29-Aug 15 – Grow Ethereum virtual hackathon
- Aug 2-4 – ETHIndia (Bangalore)
- Aug 2-4 – TruffleCon (Redmond)
- Aug 5-Sep 22 – IDEO virtual hackathon
- Aug 16 – 18 – ConsenSys Grants hackathon (Toronto)
- Aug 21-23 – Dappcon (Berlin)
- Aug 23 – Last day for IDEX withdrawals without KYC
- Aug 23-25 – ETHBerlin
- Aug 29-30 – ERC1400 security token hackathon (Oslo)
- Sep 2-16 – Decentraland SDK virtual hackathon (250k USD in prizes. There’s a referral code on that link that gets both you and me something extra)
- 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 7 – ENS workshop (Osaka)
- Oct 8-11 – DeVcon (Osaka)
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