Week in Ethereum News
May 6, 2023

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

Layer 1

Client releases

  • Consensus layer:
    • Lodestar v1.8.0: Obol distributed validator support and gossip queue enhancements
  • Execution layer:
    • Besu v23.4.0: improvements to database performance, logging, metrics, EVM performance and gas estimation; deprecates GoQuorum-compatible privacy modes & IBFT1.0
    • Nethermind v1.18.0: reduced memory usage, experimental reduced full pruning time, improved sync time & block processing


Layer 2


  • Discussion on EIP/ERC numbering
  • EIPs:
    • EIP6963: Multi-injected provider interface (MIPI)
    • EIP6968: Contract secured revenue on an EVM based L2
    • EIP6988: Slashed validator cannot be elected as a block proposer
  • ERCs:

Stuff for developers




Notable at app layer

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