Week in Ethereum News
June 11, 2022

Eth News and Links

PoW switch off (the Merge)

  • Ropsten testnet merge a major success:
    • ~99% participation & proposal rates after config fixes & reboots
    • some client pairs proposing empty blocks
  • Latest core devs call video. Notes from Tim Beiko:
    • Testnets: Sepolia merge in 3 weeks, Goerli merge in 6 weeks
    • Difficulty bomb to be pushed back ~2.5 months
  • MEV boost creates a market for building blocks until proposer-builder separation
  • Performance benchmarking of consensus layer clients.
    • TLDR: Ethereum has 5 great consensus layer clients: Lighthouse, Lodestar, Nimbus, Prysm & Teku
  • Merge upgrade checklist for solo stakers


  • EIP5143: Slippage protection for Tokenized Vault
  • EIP5139: Remote Procedure Call provider lists


  • Aztec shipping delayed due to transaction size difficulties
  • L2 transaction finality explainer

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Stuff for developers



  • Devcon Bogotá:
    • applications open for builder, student, speaker & volunteer tickets 
    • ticket sales in waves from July 18 and raffle+auction 
    • Ethereum aligned supporter program rather than sponsors 
    • new Devcon website
  • Etherscan method filters support EOAs to search for specific types of transactions


  • Paypal supports send & receive to ETH wallets for US users

Application layer

  • Hop airdrop claims open on mainnet
  • Synthetix V3GM: governance on Optimism using combined mainnet & L2 voting power
  • Uniswap research: fee returns on non-rebalancing v3 positions better than v2 by 54% on average
  • Forta token (security & operational monitoring), web3 devs, multisig signers & Ethernaut players eligible for airdrop [Disclosure: I’m eligible as a contributor]
  • Kate Sills: soulbound tokens should be signed claims
  • ApeCoin DAO votes to stay Ethereum by a half a million vote margin

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