Week in Ethereum News
July 30, 2022

Eth News and Links

PoW switch off (the Merge)

Execution layer

  • Akula (Rust version of Erigon) synced full archive node in 35.5 hours, almost twice as fast as Erigon

Proof of Stake consensus layer



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Stuff for developers

  • Huff released (low level assembly language for gas-optimized contracts), includes compiler, Foundry library, project template, VSCode extension and contract library (Huffmate)
  • Vyper language:
  • Verify two numbers are co-prime on-chain
  • Verify ed25519 signatures using ZK-Snarks, research project
  • ganache v7.4.0: adds Hardhat console.log support and eth_getProof
  • sol2uml v2: adds storage slot visualization with contract values
  • Guide to using slither-read-storage to retrieve storage slots
  • Optimism’s Drippie: on-chain automation run on services such as Gelato
  • ethers-rs v0.17: bug fixes and updated docs
  • evm-translator (TypeScript library): human readable transactions, use in social feeds & simulation 
  • evm-trace (Python library): transaction tracing
  • Ape v0.4.0: (Python contract framework): improves working with logs & traces, adds historical querying
  • wagmi v0.6: adds Prepare Hooks to prepare transactions before sending 
  • NFT Embed: iFrame widget for selling NFTs via Universe marketplace
  • eth.limo supports on-demand ENS subdomain certificates
  • Ethernaut DAO CTF vending machine solution


  • Audius $1 million exploit, storage conflict in upgradeable contract allowed reinitialization
  • Balancer disclosed DoS vulnerability via flash loans on both entry points of a double entry-point ERC20, $50k bounty paid


Application layer

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