Week in Ethereum News
June 1, 2024

Eth News and Links

PeerDAS included in Pectra upgrade but with separate activation epoch, proposal to extend ENS to Layer 2 & Biden vetos congressional disapproval of SEC SAB 121

All core devs

  • All core devs – consensus (ACDC) #134.  Notes from Christine Kim:
    • Pectra (Prague + Electra) upgrade:
      • Discussion on when/what to ship:
        • Options included splitting Pectra (Lodestar proposal) or replacing EIPs with PeerDAS
        • EIP7594 PeerDAS: included in Pectra but with separate activation epoch to allow moving to a later upgrade if needed
        • Blob size increase: no decision (blob target of 3 reached this week) 
        • EIP7688 change SSZ data to StableContainer: no decision, discuss at next ACDC, need more implementation progress
  • Tim Beiko: process improvement proposals for All Core Devs, network upgrades & Eth Magicians, discuss at next ACDE

Pectra (Prague + Electra) upgrade

Osaka + F starname upgrade

Centralization watch: threatening the value of your ETH

Layer 1

Client Releases

  • Execution layer:
    • Besu v24.5.2: default Bonsai storage mode to use code storage by code hash & use flat db and new RPC methods to get/set vanity extra data in a built block

For Stakers

Layer 2


  • EIPs:
    • EIP7716: Anti-correlation attestation penalties
  • ERCs (application layer):

Stuff for developers

  • Compiler fingerprinting using bytecode-specific heuristics 
  • Runtime Verification Simbolik: Solidity debugger VS Code extension, private beta
  • 0xngmi Etherscan verification: verify an already verified contract on another chain
  • RareSkills: guide to ABI encoding for function calls
  • Ape v0.8.0 (Python contract framework): major refactor
  • Tevm (TypeScript EVM toolkit): in browser devnet & Solidity scripting
  • TracEVM: track values & addresses of slots in a contract
  • R55: Rust contract compiled to RISCV bytecode run inside an execution client
  • CTFs:
    • OpenZeppelin Ethernaut new level: Stake
  • Red Guild: devcontainers, preconfigured dev sandbox in a Docker container


  • Normie token exploit on Base, via transfer function check for balance matching team wallet


Job Listings

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Onchain stats

  • Gas fees (via ultrasound.money): 2.1 to 75.6 gwei, with 10.4 gwei average
    • Zero net issuance currently at 23.3 gwei 
    • 9k ETH net issuance this week
  • ETHUSD: $3,712 – $3,959, currently $3,758
  • ETHBTC: currently 0.056 (Flippening at ~0.16)

Notable at app layer

  • ENS Labs ENSv2 proposal to extend to Layer 2 (either select an L2 or create their own)
  • Uniswap Foundation postpone fee reward vote
  • MEV scanner: reports amount of MEV for an address via website, X/Telegram/Discord bot



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