Week in Ethereum News
October 7, 2023

Eth News and Links

Dencun (Cancun + Deneb) upgrade

  • Latest all core devs – consensus (ACDC) call video. Notes from Christine Kim:
    • Devnet-9: testing finding issues, MEV-Boost testing started (20% of the network)
    • Devnet-10: launch once no issues on devnet-9, short lived, to include KZG ceremony
    • Goerli testnet upgrade timing: still too early to set a date
  • Dencun interop testing call video

Centralization watch: threatening the value of your ETH

Layer 1

For Stakers

Client releases

  • Execution layer:

Layer 2


  • EIPs
    • EIP7530: EVM profiles for zk rollups
  • ERCs (application layer):
    • ERC7527: Token bound function oracle AMM contract
    • ERC7528: ETH (native asset) address convention (0xe)
    • ERC7529: Contract discovery and eTLD+1 association
    • ERC7531: Staked ERC721 ownership recognition

Holding Lido publicly accountable: interview with Ben Edgington

Ben Edgington interview on web3 Builders podcast

Lido governance is not fit for purpose.  Don’t miss this episode with Ben Edgington. (Watch on YouTube)

Ben also talks about his Upgrading Ethereum book and Ethereum governance.

Stuff for developers

  • OpenZeppelin Contracts v5:
    • Adds AccessManager, GovernorStorage, ERC2771Forwarder, ERC1967Utils, Nonces, MessageHashUtils and Time
    • Removals include: Address.isContract, Counters, ERC777, SafeMath, TokenTimelock, escrow contracts and all presets
    • Uses custom errors, explicit imports and Solidity compiler minimum of v0.8.20
  • Hardhat v2.18.0: adds support for scoped tasks  
  • Foundry:
    • Forge-std v1.7.0/v1.7.1: adds serializeJson cheat code, unixTime, marks parseJsonKeys as pure and renames exit_code to exitCode
    • Vulcan v0.4.0: adds unwrap to obtain result value, set custom revert message with expect, isOk & isError for improved error handling and interaction with external HTTP servers
    • Scope (VS Code extension): Remix-like & visual wrapper of some Foundry features, alpha
  • Huff:
    • Huff-test: macros for pure Huff test assertions
    • Py-huff: Huff compiler in Python
    • Zyclone: mixer in Huff (similar to Tornado Cash), gas optimized ~5x cheaper to deposit
  • Vyper v0.3.10: adds codesize optimization mode, pragma directives, uses MCOPY in generated code and generates selector tables with O(1) performance
  • CTFs:



Onchain stats

  • Gas fees (via ultrasound.money): 4.7 to 93.7 gwei, with 9.9 gwei average
    • Negative issuance currently at 21.2 gwei 
    • 8.6k ETH net issuance this week
  • ETHUSD: $1,611 – $1,736, currently $1,646
  • ETHBTC: currently 0.059 (Flippening at ~0.16)

Notable at app layer

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