Week in Ethereum News
September 17, 2022

Eth News and Links

PoW switch off (the Merge)

Execution layer

  • Latest core devs call video. Notes from Tim Beiko and Christine Kim:
    • Merge went extremely smoothly, 1% drop in participation, minor post-merge issues for Besu & Erigon
    • Shanghai planning will be async until next call on October 27
    • Fork ID will be updated as part of Shanghai upgrade
  • Geth v1.10.25: disables legacy initial sync
  • Nethermind v1.14.2: fix for receipt not available for block 15537393 error in logs
  • KZG ceremony call video

Proof of Stake consensus layer

Layer 2


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Application layer

  • Degrees of separation from Vitalik using recursive SNARKs, what’s your ETHdos number?
  • OpenRarity: NFT rarity standard
  • Jonathan Mann Merge album
  • Interep: sybil-resistant reputation onramp API using web2 social history
  • Shell v2 AMM live on Arbitrum, guarded launch
  • Wrappr: create legal entities such as an LLC or non-profit (UNA)

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