Eth News and Links
Mainnet execution layer
- Geth v1.10.3: new Grafana dashboard, next release likely to have snap sync as default, eth/65 now the minimum
- FuzzyVM: an EVM differential fuzzing framework
- A proposed design for witness gas costs after switching to Verkle trees
- Notes from the London coordination call
- Baikal, the latest London devnet, will launch this week
- EIP3554: difficulty bomb delay
Proof of stake consensus layer
- Latest consensus layer call. Notes from Ben Edgington and Alex Stokes: Altair upgrade aggressively aimed at August
- Latest what’s new in eth2 reviews last week’s “very encouraging” ephemeral multi-client testnet to turn off PoW
- For (somewhat technical) stakers: track your relative performance
- New Ledger Nano S firmware supports Eth staking deposits
- Secret shared validators (MPC for distributed control of a staker), phase 1 testing summary: several shared validators successfully staked on Pyrmont testnet
- How Eth staking incentives promote decentralization and client diversity
- OKEx to support deposits/withdrawals to Arbitrum
- StarkEx crosses $1b traded across dydx, Deversifi, and Immutable
- Two standardization efforts for layer2 and sidechains: standard arbitrary message bridge and an outline for a standard interface token transfers
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Stuff for developers
- Typechain v5 (TypeScript bindings for Eth code)
- ETK: EVM bytecode assembler and disassembler
- Tool to simulate transactions with mainnet state
- Full documentation of Solidity’s optimizer – the old one using opcodes and the new one on Yul
- Tutorial on new upgradable UUPS (EIP1822) proxy pattern in OpenZeppelin
- Building graphQL APIs on Ethereum
- New transaction types, understanding Berlin’s EIP2718 Typed Transaction Envelope
- Pinata now offers dedicated IPFS gateways
- Dabit and Austin Griffith video discussion of how web2 devs can learn to build web3 apps with Ethereum
- Rari hacked for ~4k ETH (~$15m) across both Ethereum and BinanceSmartChain using fake tokens similar to the Pickle attack
- Binance’s ValueDefi hacked twice this week for a total of ~$21m, once by reintializing a function and once by improperly calculating exponents
- Insecure RNG in Meebits minting exploited for a rare Meebit. The unverified source code allowed for LarvaLabs to pause the minting.
- Guido Vranken finds Golang bug as part of Eth bounty program
- EF Fellowship’s first cohort, an pilot program to nurture public sector adoption in emerging economies
- Uniswap v3 launches and quickly becomes #2 dex behind v2 with some of the NFT LP positions containing rare sparkles
- Neat v3 LP strategy simulator tool
- Synthetix’s Kwenta crosses $1b trading mark
- What’s in a Commons Stack token hatch?
- Gary Vaynerchuk announces Veefriends: NFT series with accompanying real world rights from mentoring to Veecon to gift boxes
- VanEck files for ETH ETF
- The road to Eth 150k with Nikhil Shamapant
- S&P releases three crypto indexes: ETH, BTC, and a combo of both
- Cryptofees.info v2 adds ability to go back in time to specific date, a PS ratio, and extra details on each project
- Coinbase committing to decentralization by closing its former San Fran HQ
- Twitter adds tipping features with accompanying major privacy fails: your email address and your address
- Apple ends opaque cross-app iPhone tracking. Android is worse, of course.
- The Raiden team is hiring a Growth and Marketing Lead in Berlin
- Devs + researchers; build fixed-income, leverage & P2P markets w/Prometheus
- DeFi coverage protocol Solace, launching May, seeks Solidity and Frontend devs
- ENS is hiring all kinds of devs, plus Community, Integration & Governance leads
- Join Zerion as Product Manager and take DeFi to the next level
- Giveth is hiring experienced Solidity Devs interested in #Defi4good
- Join our team to help bring Ethereum into governments as a dApp developer
- BitGo’s WBTC team is hiring Blockchain Engineers, Sr. Blockchain Engineers and Lead Blockchain Engineers. (You can check out the rest of our jobs here!)
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Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new/changes in bold):
- May 14 – papers due for WoSCA 2021
- May 14 – Jun 2 – 0xHack
- May 18-21 – EY Global Blockchain Summit
- May 21 – Linda Xie and Austin Griffith talk Eth dev tooling
- Jul 14 – tentative date for London hard fork (Ropsten June 9, Goerli June 16, Rinkeby June 23)
- Jul 20-22 – EthCC4 (Paris)
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