Ethereum News and Links
- Latest issue of what’s new in eth2
- Beacon chain spec v0.5
- Latest Eth2.0 implementer call. Agenda to follow along.
- Wire protocol for Eth2 from Whiteblock
- Nimbus dev update: sim progress, speed optimizations, beginnings of fork choice and a wire protocol implementation
- Prysmatic dev update: LMD Ghost fork, e2e testing tool, Sparse Merkle trie tools for validator post activation
- Yeeth dev update: libp2p implementation, BLS, spec contributions
- Eth2 data visualizer built at EthParis
- Piper Merriam on serialization options in Eth2
- protolambda’s eth2 state transition function in Go
- Validator economics in Eth2, part 2
- Jacek Sieka’s beacon chain in practice explainer
- Hsiao-Wei’s “life of a beacon chain validator” slides
- Connext’s DaiCard launches on mainnet. Instant Dai payments over state channels. Limited to $30 right now as it is still beta.
- Matter Labs is working to implement a Sonic SNARK structure (ie, no trusted setup) with first benchmarks at ZK Summit in a week
- Cryptostaw – “decentralized Venmo” built on Matic Network/Plasma. Live on Kovan.
- Enuma enumerates on its trustless exchange and SDK
- Pisa: Vision for Off-chain and Non-Custodial Smart Contract Networks. Patrick McCorry’s survey of layer 2 and how a 3rd party watchtower helps them reach full potential.
Stuff for developers
- Solidity v0.5.6
- OpenZeppelin v2.2
- Truffle v5.0.8
- Buidler beta 2 with TypeScript support for tests and configuration
- Solidity IDE v2
- Nodesmith: an API for Ethereum’s JSON RPC
- Tutorial: OpenLaw API + Truffle + React.js
- Enjin’s SDK live on the Unity Asset Store.
- NFT QR dispenser
- TheGraph compares GraphQL to SQL
- How Mythril went from simple symbolic analyzer to security platform
- Portis SDK adds Gas Station Network so apps can sponsor gas fees for users
- what’s new in iExec SDK v3
- What is Burner Wallet and what is xDai? explainer. Also, the Helena prediction markets platform moved to xDai
- Taylor Monahan: the impossible balance between security and usability
- Kent Barton: scaling civility. Also: Aya Miyaguchi’s statement on community values.
- Submissions from ETHParis and EthUofT. My favorite was Marius van der Wijden’s GPU Snark – 148x speedup on the Fast Fourier Transform part of the proof
- Oaken Innovations/Brisa/ViaVerde on MOBI prizewinner Vento. Tokenized euro on Ethereum/Quorum for tolling, parking, etc
- Middle East real estate developer Emaar planning to sell a token for “full referral and loyalty system across the entire group”
- Air cargo billing, costing and reconciliation system. Article doesn’t say but since blockchain = Ethereum, it was built on Ethereum
Governance and Standards
- Latest core developers call. Agenda to follow along.
- r/ethereum is going through some governance growing pains
- Loredana: Implementing a Layer 2 voting mechanism with noncustodial onboarding
- EIP1155 is in last call
- ERC1843: Claims token standard
- ERC1844: ENS interface discovery
- EIP1829: Ecmul precompile
- The 2019 season of Major League Crypto Baseball: player performance will influence how often the player is minted. They’re also moving everyday gameplay actions offchain.
- Veil now lets you create your own markets
- Melon: goodbye Melonport, hello world
- Spankchain 2019 plans: private shows, international models, accepting credit cards, video purchasing.
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
- Eth1 leader Alexey Akhunov on Into the Ether
- Kyber’s Loi Luu on Decentralize This
- Uniswap’s Hayden Adams with Laura Shin
- KZen’s Omer Shlomovits on Hashing It Out
- Skale Network’s Stan Kladko on NEAR’s Whiteboard Series
- MolochDAO’s Ameen Soleimani on POV Crypto
- Truffle’s Tim Coulter on Software Engineering Radio
- All the EthCC talks
- Vitalik Buterin “scalable blockchains as data layers” from Taipei meetup
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- SEC Chairman Clayton agrees with Hinman’s statement outlining why Eth is not a security
- House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy calls for US Congressional transparency using blockchain
- Samani: value capture in base chains and applications
- Fred Wilson on Decentralized Finance, though he only got into the basics of DeFi activity.
- Interesting analysis of LAND markets in Decentraland
- Short selling in bonding curves
- Joe Lubin: in 2 years, Ethereum will handle millions of transactions per second
- Gitcoin is doing another $50,000 grant matching program
- Starkware: Arithmetization II
- Trustlines Network is rebooting as a proof of stake sidechain to Ethereum
- Mainnet hub of Cosmos launches
- Omise’s Go.exchange soft launched
- MyEtherWallet launches EthVM block explorer. Ropsten only at the moment.
- “Hunting Huobi scams” Harry’s writeups of phishing attacks are always interesting
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Mar 22 – Zero Knowledge Summit 0x03 (Berlin)
- Mar 27 – Infura end of legacy key support
- April 4-5 – Deconomy (Seoul)
- April 8-14 – Edcon hackathon and conference (Sydney)
- Apr 19-21 – ETHCapetown
- Apr 29 – Oslo Blockchain Day
- May 9 – Fluidity Summit (NYC)
- May 10-11 – Ethereal (NYC)
- May 16 – Token Summit (NYC)
- May 17-19 – ETHNewYork
- May 17 – Deadline to accept proposals for Instanbul upgrade fork
- May 23-25 – Swarm Orange Summit (Madrid)
- June 22-24 – Zcon1 (Split, Croatia)
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