Eth News and Links
- Nethermind v1.1.0. ~50gb database.
- Geth v1.9.6 light client improvement sync and the 10x reduction in disk i/o
- Eth tests v7.0.0-beta.1 including Istanbul
- Latest all core devs call. Pooja’s notes. If you were wondering about the Ropsten Istanbul confusion, it’s because someone started heavily mining Ropsten but did not support the Istanbul fork
- A proposed CALLWITHSCHEDULE opcode to guard against reentrancy
- Gas golfing storage pricing in Istanbul. Interesting debate on Reddit.
- What’s New in Eth2, includes Ben’s bullish thoughts on the possibility of phases 1 and 2 also going live in 2020
- Ryuya argues for FMD GHOST
- The security calculations of random sampling for committee
- Dev experience in Eth2 a podcast with panel of folks from Nimbus, Lighthouse, Prysmatic, EF, and ConsenSys
- Run a 5 client testnet with this shell
- Prysmatic client update. restarted testnet, massive BLS improvements.
- Counterfactual and Magmo merging their generalized state channel codebases under the State Channels name.
- Hodor, Matter Lab’s open STARK prover implementation
- Matic beta release includes Plasma predicates
Stuff for developers
- Solidity v0.5.12. loop support for the SMT solver, Yul optimizer improvements
- Solidity debugging with stack traces using Buidler EVM
- ZoKrates as a Remix plugin
- Burner Wallet 2: modular components for building burner wallets
- How to avoid subsidizing bad actors in your Gas Station Network app
- Mexa: meta transaction SDK
- Explore your data with Grid + Geth + GraphQL
- web3data.js from Amberdata adds RPC support
- Hookpad: listen to any EVM chain, and filter the events you need
- Samczsun: taking undercollateralized loans for fun and for profit
- Slither v0.6.7 – flattener and auto-generated patches
- Brownie python framework: evaluating Solidity code coverage via opcode tracing
- Swarm v0.5
- Vac: p2p data sync with remote log
- ENS short name auctions hit a snag with some OpenSea bugs. Some stolen names were returned for a bounty. Since auctions were paused, some will be extended. ENS also adds text records for names.
- Slockit’s Incubed stateless client that fits on a microcontroller
- Benchmarking shows GPU miners will be able to transcode on Livepeer without hashrate loss and may even lower their power consumption (!)
- zkay paper on EthZurich’s new language for data privacy
- Mimblewimble on Ethereum: Send ERC20 privately using zk-SNARKs
- Hyperledger Besu v1.3
- Built on Besu: how PegaSys Plus helps enterprises go from PoC to production
- Quorum v2.3
- Hyperledger Avalon, the evolution of the EEA’s trusted compute spec
- How to use POA Network’s arbitrary message bridge
- Tradeshift and Monerium facilitate a retailer purchasing goods from Ikea and paying onchain with Monerium’s licensed e-money.
- Morningstar looking to offer credit opinions and ratings on cryptoassets, possibly through an onchain oracle
Standards and governance topics
- An overview of MolochDAO functionality and its progeny
- ERC2304: Multichain address resolution for ENS
- Maker’s Dai Stability Fee at 10.5% and under a vote to go to 8.5%
- A tool to help you find the best Uniwap liquidity pools
- Golem v0.21 Brass puts gwasm on mainnet
- UMA paper BitDEX: a decentralized Bitmex
- Tokenizing ISA contracts using OpenLaw
- BlitzPredict is live on Kovan testnet
- You can now buy Set Procotol’s Sets with stablecoins
- The rise and fall of the Fairwin ponzi
- Brave users can now withdraw their earned BAT by KYCing with Uphold
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- Ether: a new model for money. The article version of David Hoffman’s Ethereal Tel Aviv talk.
- Dether new release: cash for in-person eth to fiat trades. Their token model involves staking tokens for a zone with Harberger taxes.
- Exchanges and OTC desks form Crypto Ratings Council to quantify likelihood of SEC categorizing a token as a security.
- EOS pays SEC 24m for raising billions to settle unregistered security case, meanwhile Sia pays 225k to settle with the SEC for raising 120k five years ago. Sure doesn’t look fair.
- Bipartisan duo in the US House asks the Federal Reserve if they’re developing a digital dollar
- Eli Dourado: Bitcoin’s 21m cap meme may be put to the test in 2020
- September edition of 30 days of Ethereum ecosystem shipping
- Brave’s VPN⁰ research on a distributed VPN
- Side-channel attacks against shielded transactions in ZCash. Now fixed.
- Paypal drops out of Facebook’s Libra
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Oct 5-6 – Cryptoeconomics System Summit (Boston)
- Oct 7 – ENS workshop (Osaka)
- Oct 8-11 – Devcon (Osaka). Link to agenda. Social events: OffDevcon and Kickback
- Oct 19-20 – Crosslink (Taipei)
- Oct 26 – Zero Knowledge Summit (SF)
- Nov 1 – Ledger EU apply for 200k euro startup funding
- Nov 5-6 – Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
- Nov 8-10 – ETHWaterloo
- Jan 1 – Augur v1 cutoff
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