Eth News and Links
- Skinny eip1559, an easier to implement gas fee market change
- Latest core devs call. Beiko’s notes. To reiterate: Istanbul scheduled for Dec 4. Next fork scheduled in 6 months (~June).
- Academic paper profiling Parity says SLOAD, SSTORE, and CALLCODE costs are increasing with block height
- Danny Ryan’s eth2 update has a simple explanation of new phase1 plan
- phase 0 spec v0.9, some changes given phase 1 shift
- Implementing cross shard transactions by sequentially processing receipts
- Prysmatic client update – better caching, getting up to spec v0.9
- Lodestar client update – optimizing state transition/caching, light client research
- Updated Eth2 devs handbook and FAQs
- EIP2330: EXTSLOAD opcode
- EIP2327: BEGINDATA opcode
- EIP2333: BLS12-381 Key Generation and call for spec for public key checksums
- EIP2334: BLS12-381 Deterministic Account Hierarchy
- EIP2335: BLS12-381 Keystore
Stuff for developers
- Starter kit repo for Typescript environment with Buidler, ethers.js and Waffle
- Embark v5 alpha
- Truffle v5.0.43 all contract objects return transaction hash
- Subspace v1.1 event tracking
- dfuse: indexing APIs to abstract away dealing with nodes
- MetaMask is deprecating synchronous provider methods
- How to integrate ENS multicoin support into your wallet
- OpenZeppelin Contracts v2.4
- Using Rimble’s React components to create a new Burner Wallet
- ETHcode v0.0.6. unit testing with remix-tests
- Loopring opensources its snark circuits (and will do a trusted setup ceremony soon)
- Universal Login developer beta is live on mainnet
- ConsenSys Diligence reviewed Vyper, found bugs, says it is not ready for production
- Samsung unveils its Ethereum SDK
- 30 days of ETH shipping, an October retrospective
- Sync across Metamask devices with 3Box.
- Infura’s open architecture initiative
- Hayden Adams’ Uniswap inception story
- Has DeFi made Eth unforkable? Apps certainly complicate contentious forks.
- bZx’s Torque is live. Fixed rate, indefinite term loans, as long as you stay collateralized.
- Dharma’s smart wallet live on top of Compound
- Codefi’s DeFi scoreboard getting live updates
- Maple: use cDai as collateral for tranched CDOs, so you can lock in fixed rates.
- Livepeer’s Streamflow is on testnet. Miners can test how little getting paid to transcode video will affect their hashrate. It also has probabilistic micropayments, for those looking for a layer2 alternative.
- Details on The LAO: TheDAO returns wrapped in a Delaware LLC with 10 founding members + 90 from public sale, using an extended MolochDAO
- Decentralized note taking app using your Eth address and 3Box
- Overview of 0x v3 ahead of the weeklong vote that starts Nov 4th
- With MCD, some Maker terms change. CDP -> Vault. Dai-> Sai. MCD -> Dai (what we’ve been calling Dai was always Sai).
- Dai Stability Fee is now 5.5%
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- The Tether Flippening occurred this week.
- Raining on that parade: Stripe’s Patrick McKenzie says “Tether is the internal accounting system for the largest fraud since Madoff”
- Seeking uniform valuation for crypto
- Aditya Asgaonkar’s game theory evaluation of TCRs. Or slides, if you prefer those to academic papers.
- Coinmetrics finds the ASICs in nonce distributions. ASICs were mining ETH before they shipped
- Binance charged Blockstack $250k for a listing
- EPIC FAIL: BitMEX leaks majority of user emails by putting them in the “to” field
- Data analytics firm Splunk used Burner Wallet/xDai for a 10k person popup economy at their conference
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Nov 5-6 – Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
- Nov 7 – web3 UX unconference (Toronto)
- Nov 8-10 – ETHWaterloo
- Nov 18 – Multi-collateral Dai
- Dec 4 – Istanbul network upgrade
- Jan 1 – Augur v1 cutoff
- Feb 9-15 – EthLagos
- Feb 14-16 – ETHDenver
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