Week in Ethereum News
November 4, 2023

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

  • Latest all core devs – consensus (ACDC) call video. Notes from Christine Kim:
    • Agreed to Deneb simplification (blob sidecar inclusion proof), ~3 weeks to implement, delays next devnet but gives safer mainnet
    • Devnet 11 launched
  • Consensus-specs v1.4.0-beta.4: adds blob sidecar inclusion proof
  • Dencun interop testing call video

Centralization watch: threatening the value of your ETH

Layer 1

For Stakers

Client releases

  • Execution layer:


Layer 2

  • Vitalik: types of layer 2s, rollup & validium spectrum, dimensions of withdrawing security & reading security


  • EIPs
    • EIP7547: Inclusion lists
    • EIP7549: Move committee index outside Attestation
  • ERCs (application layer):
    • ERC7548: Open IP protocol (remix ERC721 NFTs)
    • ERC7550: Transient ERC20 approvals
    • ERC7551: Crypto security token contract interface
    • ERC7552: Decentralized embedding registry

Stuff for developers


  • Onyx protocol (Compound v2 fork) $2.1M exploit via precision loss vulnerability
  • Unibot router $600k exploit via suspected lack of input validation allowing arbitrary call
  • Astrid Finance $230K exploit via lack of input validation in withdraw


Onchain stats

  • Gas fees (via ultrasound.money): 7.4 to 95.2 gwei, with 21.1 gwei average
    • Zero net issuance currently at 21.6 gwei 
    • 450 ETH net issuance this week
  • ETHUSD: $1,774 – $1,865, currently $1,828
  • ETHBTC: currently 0.053 (Flippening at ~0.16)

Notable at app layer

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