Week in Ethereum News
October 30, 2021

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer


  • EIP4396: Time-Aware Base Fee Calculation

Proof of Stake consensus layer


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Stuff for developers

  • Nomic Labs (HardHat) building Rethnet (local EVM devnet written in Rust) and Slang (Solidity compiler aimed at devtools)
  • Remix IDE v0.19.0
  • solmate v5.0.0 (Solidity contracts): SSTORE2, CREATE3, fixed point math library, flexible authorization and ERC20 permit replay protection
  • Studio 721: configure, deploy and verify ERC721 NFT extending from OpenZeppelin Contracts, use at own risk and test on Rinkeby
  • New Typechain releases: exported Solidity structs, better error handling
  • hardhat-shorthand: global npm package called hh that runs locally installed Hardhat with support for shell auto completion of tasks 
  • Etherscan adds Solidity custom error messages
  • ethers.js supports getting ENS avatar from provider in single call
  • Guide to NFT trait reveal using Pinata
  • honestnft-shenanigans (Python): NFT rarity tools, metadata download, rarity rank, rarity map, pull minting data and generate ks-test scores
  • Guide to TrueBlocks chifra to query contract values from the command line and build a history of the entire address/token
  • trueblocks-plotter: plot historical data over a given timeframe using simple config file
  • STARKs tutorial with supporting Python code
  • zk-NFT: allows users to prove, without revealing, ownership and metadata characteristics using zkSNARKs
  • samczsun’s Pinball CTF on Rinkeby, solution using symbolic execution




Application layer

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