Week in Ethereum News
March 11, 2023

Eth News and Links

Shapella (Shanghai + Capella) upgrade

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

Layer 1

Layer 2


  • EIPs:
  • ERCs:
    • ERC6617: Bit based permission
    • ERC6662: AA account metadata for authentication (ERC4337 extension)
    • ERC6672: Multi-redeemable NFTs

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Stuff for developers

  • Solidity developer survey 2022 results: Hardhat usage at 75%, Remix 42%, Foundry jumped to 30%, Truffle down to 17%; Solidity v0.8 usage at 90%
  • Goerlinator: ETH Denver attendees can claim 50 Goerli ETH
  • SS2ERC721: batch mints for up to 1228 addresses using SSTORE2, experimental
  • Console.huff: console.log for Huff, uses Foundry with experimental StdStyle support
  • snekmate v0.0.1 (Vyper contracts): ERC20/721/1155/4626, ownable/access control & utilities 
  • ethers.js v6 (soft launched) & v6.1: ES2020 BigInt replaces BigNumber, imports in the root package and Typed API to call contracts
  • viem: lightweight composable TypeScript modules to interface Ethereum (alternative to ethers.js/web3.js)
  • Scaffold-Eth v2: Typescript, NextJS, wagmi, RainbowKit & Hardhat; contract hot reloading & burner wallets
  • noble-curves: JavaScript library for elliptic curves now production-ready
  • AnyABI: fetch ABI using chain ID & address for contracts verified on Etherscan or Sourcify
  • Equivalence checking using Halmos (symbolic execution tool)
  • CTFs:
  • Dune SQL: queries as views, querying using addresses and 256 bit integer data types
  • Echidna v2.1.0: on-chain fuzzing using state via RPC, experimental Windows support
  • Semaphore v3.2.0: Sepolia & Optimism Goerli testnet support, SemaphoreEthers to fetch on-chain data




  • Coinbase Wallet as a Service: APIs to create Multi-Party Computation (MPC) wallets, split between the end user & Coinbase

Application layer

  • Privacy Pools v0: live on Optimism, non-custodial mixer with opt-in/opt-out anonymity sets, unaudited, experimental
  • Oasis disabled upgradeability after funds were recovered from Wormhole exploiter
  • Iron Bank froze Alpha Homora accounts due to $30 million debt from 2021 exploit
  • Maker proposal to buy additional $750 million in US Treasuries
  • Element Finance Council Kit: SDK to create & manage DAOs
  • Senate: track governance proposals across various DAOs 
  • Reservoir’s Seaport Oracle: co-sign for off chain cancellations & price changes of listings & bids
  • ethOS v2 (mobile OS): native web3 browser, mint NFTs from photos and app store

Job Listings

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