Week in Ethereum News
November 5, 2022

Eth News and Links

Layer 1

For stakers


  • Verkle Tree retrieval using IPFS snapshots proof of concept shows possible offline conversion route for transition to Verkle Trees

Client releases

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Layer 2

  • Vitalik’s proposed rollup milestones to maturity
    • Stage 0 (full training wheels): on-chain transactions, full rollup node, operator cannot freeze/steal user assets by censoring and no active fraud/validity proof
    • Stage 1 (limited training wheels): running fraud/validity proof with security council override and upgrade timelock greater than fraud proof period
    • Stage 2 (no training wheels): two or more distinct fraud/validity provers, security council can adjudicate if there is a bug & provers disagree and upgrade timelock greater than 30 days


  • EIP5850: Complex numbers stored in bytes32 types
  • EIP5851: Zero-Knowledge KYC certificates
  • EIP5865: NFT avatar
  • EIP5875: Opcode for transaction number

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Application layer

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  • Vitalik on regulation
  • Hong Kong government policy statement: risk-based guardrails, public consultation on regulations and pilot green bond tokenisation & e-HKD


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