Eth News and Links
- Latest core devs call. Notes from the call.
- Istanbul tentatively scheduled for December 4th with January 8th as a backup.
- Train station model: how to get a regular release cadence for Eth1. Hard forks happen on a schedule, EIPs go in when they’re ready and agreed to.
- Did raising the gas limit affect the state growth? So far it is inconclusive.
- What’s New in Eth2, featuring Ben’s thoughts on Eth2 and composability.
- Danny Ryan’s quick update on Eth2 plans. The deposit contract is ready, but waiting on BLS standardization. Testnets are coming soon, but phase 0 is getting simplified given how phase 1 sharding has evolved.
- Latest implementer call. Notes from the call
- Updated spec v0.8.4, minor changes
- Muskoka eth2 client test harness
- Responding to “a 51% attack would be a moment of joy for the community, as at the cost of a day or perhaps a week’s disruption, an amount of the attacker’s ETH would get burned that counteracts years of protocol-level issuance, increasing the value of ETH and hence making future attacks more expensive”
- RuntimeVerification’s formal model in K of the beacon chain
- Fuel: optimistic rollup for stablecoin from Nick Dodson and John Adler
- Optimistic rollup Q&A with Plasma Group
- An overview of rollup, both zk and optimistic
- Celer’s state channels specification walkthrough
Stuff for developers
- web3js v1.2.2 – TypeScript support, transaction signing and confirmation changes, new JSON RPC method, and bloom filters
- OpenZeppelin Test Helpers v0.5
- Guide to using Dai in your code
- Istanbul’s SLOAD reprice to 800 gas breaks contract interactions
- Eth.Build – Austin Griffith’s new series of tutorials with a dev sandbox
- All Devcon5 main stage videos
- Everything you can do with your ENS name right now
- You can now search for people on 3Box
- Kevin Kim’s DeFi UX research study
- Results from q3 Gitcoin Grants
- Hyperledger Besu v1.3.2
- A Besu addon: PegaSysPlus which adds RocksDB encryption, event streaming and monitoring
- 11 requirements for choosing a permissioned chain in production
- Trustology for business: a custodial wallet of HSMs
- Maker roadmap to Multi-collateral Dai launch on Nov 18
- All Compound admin functions are now on a 2 day time delay
- Gitcoin Quests – gamified web3 learning
- Set Protocol as asset management platform
- KyberSwap limit order v2
- A bunch of great Alethio stablecoin data viz
- STLD Exchange will do instant payouts to winners on Augur v2
- Numerai achieves “Meta Model supremacy.” And the tourney now running on Erasure
- TruSat – a satellite tracking platform for amateur stargazers
Tokens / Business / Regulation / Global Realpolitik
- Chris Burniske on the plethora of mechanics working against 2017’s overfunded eth killers
- Mark Zuckerberg appeared before a US House committee and promoted Libra as an instrument of American power
- A couple days later, Chinese President Xi says they will increase investment and focus on “blockchain.” Cryptoassets shot up ~30%
- On Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s globalcoin
- ESPN article how it would work to buy Spencer Dinwiddie tokens
- Graph Network indexing protocol. Interesting token model
- Ryan Sean Adams: ETH’s monetary policy is underrated
- Transparent SNARKs from DARK compilers
- ETH now live on Bitpay
- Ex-CFTC Chair Giancarlo says they approved bitcoin futures to pop the BTC bubble
- How to calculate Brave’s ad blocker time savings
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Oct 28-Nov 11 – Web3 World virtual hackathon
- Oct 28-Nov 1 – SF Blockchain Week
- Nov 1 – Ledger EU apply for 200k euro startup funding
- Nov 5-6 – Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
- Nov 7 – web3 UX unconference (Toronto)
- Nov 8-10 – ETHWaterloo
- Jan 1 – Augur v1 cutoff
- Feb 9-15 – EthLagos
- Feb 14-16 – ETHDenver
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