Week in Ethereum News
March 26, 2022

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer

  • Tim Beiko’s core devs update: merge testing, difficulty bomb can be pushed back as needed, Shanghai update proposed features, executable spec for execution layer and token compensation for client devs & researchers
  • ethereumjs/client v0.4.0: Kiln v2 support

Proof of Stake consensus layer

PoW switch off (The Merge)


  • EIP4938: eth/67: Removal of GetNodeData


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Stuff for developers


  • Umbrella Network ~$700k exploit on Ethereum & BNB chain, unchecked underflow in withdraw function
  • LI.FI ~$600k exploit, swap function used to transfer approved tokens
  • TUSD integration with Compound post mortem, millions were at risk, token double entry point caused vulnerability when used as collateral, other DeFi protocols were potentially affected, TUSD now patched
  • ENS price oracle deployment post mortem, if vote had passed expired domains could be registered without a premium



Application layer

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