Week in Ethereum News
October 14, 2023

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

  • Latest all core devs – execution (ACDE) call video. Recap by Tim Beiko.  Notes from Tim Beiko and Christine Kim:
    • Devnet 9 testing continues, MEV-Boost testing started (need to test with blobs)
    • Devnet 10 ideally launches next week, once KZG setup in CL specs/clients and devnet 9 testing complete
    • EVM Object Format (EOF) status update
    • Discussions on priorities/timeline for EOF & Verkle, whether to ever include EOF and L1/L2 EVM divergence

Centralization watch: threatening the value of your ETH

Layer 1

For Stakers

Client releases

  • Consensus layer:
    • Teku v23.10.0: attestation duty calculation performance improvements
  • Execution layer:
    • Besu v23.10.0: Layered transaction pool now default
    • Erigon v2.52.0: fixes
      • Otterscan v2.1.0 alpha: adds indexer for withdrawals per address
    • Geth v1.13.3: updates Pebble to fix occasional IO/CPU runaway


Layer 2


  • EIPs
    • (Informational) EIP7532: Generation unit (64 epochs)
    • EIP7534: Theorem-carrying-transaction
  • ERCs (application layer):
    • ERC7533: Public cross port (connect EVM networks)
    • ERC7535: ETH (native asset) tokenized vault (ERC4626)

Optimism’s RetroPGF Round 3 applications are open

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Stuff for developers

  • Hardhat-viem (plugin): use Viem library in new & existing Hardhat projects
  • Foundry test summary: use summary flag for concise table of test results
  • P256Verifier: Solidity contract for P256 signature verification, deployed on mainnet
  • Vyper:
    • titanoboa v0.1.8 (Vyper interpreter): adds Vyper v0.3.10 support, network mode to deploy contracts, jupyter integration and coverage
    • Snekmate v0.0.3 (Vyper contracts): updated to Vyper v0.3.10, adds ERC2981 (NFT royalties)
  • Huff:
  • Ethers.js v6.8.0: updated to latest noble crypto libraries
  • Alchemy account kit: toolkit for ERC4337 account abstraction
  • Swiss Knife send tx: UI to deploy contract bytecode
  • Call this: transaction builder UI with shareable link, uses WhatsABI
  • ZK Hunt: RTS-like onchain PvP game built using MUD and circom




Onchain stats

  • Gas fees (via ultrasound.money): 4.3 to 47.7 gwei, with 7.4 gwei average
    • Negative issuance currently at 21.3 gwei 
    • 10.5k ETH net issuance this week
  • ETHUSD: $1,529 – $1,646, currently $1,549
  • ETHBTC: currently 0.058 (Flippening at ~0.16)

Notable at app layer

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