Week in Ethereum News
June 3, 2023

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

  • Latest all core devs – consensus (ACDC) call video. Notes from Christine Kim:
    • Discussions on bounding EIP4788 (beacon root in EVM), implementation complexity of EIP6988 (prevent slashed validator being elected block proposer) and Engine API versioning
    • Dankrad tested big blocks on mainnet to size safe blobs per block, recommends increasing blobs per block target to 3 with a maximum of 6, up from 2 & 4 respectively
  • EIP4844:
  • Consensus-specs v1.4.0-alpha.1: adds data_gas_used and changes excess_data_gas & data_gas_used type from uint256 to uint64

Layer 1

Client releases

  • Execution layer:
    • Besu v23.4.1: experimental transaction pool for more profitable local block production
    • Erigon v2.44.0: Caplin (embedded CL) improvements, added new Sepolia testnet bootnodes
    • Nethermind v1.19.0: faster sync and reduced database size (fresh sync required for full benefits of disk space optimization)

For Stakers


Layer 2


  • ERCs:
    • ERC7085: NFT relationship enhancement
    • ERC7087: MIME type for web3 URL in auto mode
    • ERC7092: Financial bonds
    • ERC7093: Social recovery interface
    • ERC7099: Offchain checks (for low cost ERC20 distribution)
    • ERC7108: Clustered ERC721
    • ERC7110: NFT dynamic ownership
    • ERC7121: SoulBounds Interface (soulbound assets ERC1155 extension)

Stuff for developers



Notable at app layer

Job Listings

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