Eth News and Links
- Geth v1.9.5 – hot fix release for a larger 1.9.4 maintenance release that sets the blocks for the Ropsten, Rinkeby and Görli testnet forks
- Parity v2.6.3 beta and v2.5.8 stable – Istanbul-ready but without blocks set
- Nethermind v1.0.8 – set for Istanbul
- Latest core devs call. Live tweeted notes.
- Perez, Livshits: attack resource metering in EVM. Bring on 1884’s repricing.
- BloXroute says their mainnet test shows they can reduce block propagation time by 25%
- Danny Ryan: Eth2 interop in review. Check out the progress made on networking, tools, and running on raspberry pi’s.
- Latest What’s New in Eth2, discussion of BLS sig standardization
- Latest Eth2 implementers call. Notes from Ben Edgington and Pooja Ranjan
- Prysmatic client update – all about faster BLS sigs
- Alternate phase 2 architecture proposal
- Matter Labs releases their zk rollup code
- Hijacking routes in payment channel networks. arxiv paper showing how to DOS attack Lightning Network
- OmiseGo’s More Viable Plasma
Stuff for developers
- Debugging Solidity with Remix and Ganache
- Decentralized storage with 3box for Solidity tutorials from within Remix
- Terminal, dev and manage artifacts in a unified workspace
- Zabo, a wrapper for any wallet/interface
- Get started with ColonyJS
- Austin Griffith’s Signatorio, a simple way sign, verify, and share messages signed with your Eth keys
- Intro to the AZTEC toolkit: how to use their zk proofs
- Gas limit has moved up around 10m per block, so we’re at all time highs in terms of throughput, and puts us in the low to mid 30s for possible transactions per second. However it seems like much of that gas has been used by a ponzi scheme marketed in Asia.
- List of ENS names that resolve to TOR sites
- Joseph Lubin and Vitalik Buterin interview at Ethereal Tel Aviv
- Gitcoin CLR matching is live, and there will be additional 1:1 matching for $50 grants
- ethereum.org dev update. Sam Richards leading web dev, website translated into 17 languages, specific pages for Java devs and enterprise
- Complete transaction privacy using Kaleido’s zero knowledge proof services
- Manage identities on Hyperledger Besu
- Harbor tokenizes 100m of existing real estate funds
- Deutsche Bank joins JPMorgan’s IIN built on Quorum
Standards and governance topics
- ERC2280: erc20 extension for native meta transactions support
- ERC2294: Explicit bound to Chain ID size
- ProgPoW was again largely debated by the community this week, with several places trying to catalog pros and cons. I wonder how many miners know that in the next few months, they can transcode video on Livepeer on their GPUs without loss of hashrate?
- Get compensated when anyone uses your deployed code?
- Aragon having an interesting conversation about whether the current system of voting on grants is the best way to fund working on their stack
- Balancer, a “non-custodial portfolio manager, liquidity provider, and price sensor” using automated market makers. The new thing from Nikolai
- Maker and Tether will be added to Compound
- A tour of the many flavors of Dai
- Should there be non-trustless assets in multi-collateral Dai?
- Why did the Synthetix attacker get his balance deleted? Because his frontrunning got frontrun
- Nexus Mutual tracker
- Another week, another Set: 26dayEMA
- AtStake, an escrow app with an internal reputation system. 2 person agreements where ETH/tokens are later programmatically distributed. Disputes by pre-agreed 3rdparty
- Hoard compiler on Golem Unlimited
- Codefi (that’s ConsenSys DeFi) releases DeFi Score, an open source framework for evaluating DeFi risk.
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- Neufund’s first retail security token offering of Greyp, an electric bike maker
- first draft of the legal agreement for an Income Share Agreement for American university
- A Fee Flippening occurred this week. This has happened before, but the magnitudes of difference in fee volume between ETH/BTC and every other chain it underscores how only Bitcoin and Ethereum have any traction whatsoever.
- SEC charges ICObox for selling a security and broker activity
- Steven Nerayoff and Michael Hlady arrested for extortion of a company that did a token sale. Nerayoff once incorrectly claimed to be a “co-creator” of Ethereum.
- Ether is the best model for money
- Marlin by Chiesa, Hu, Maller, Mishra, Vesely, and Ward. Compared to other SNARKs, small proof sizes and fast verifications, however it requires large Fast Fourier Transforms
- BitPay to support Ethereum
- Everyone’s skeptical EOS predictions have been proven true.
- From Zero to DeFi Hero: a guide for crypto noobs to learn enough to earn high DeFi interest rates
- Maker and LoomNetwork creating bridges to take Dai to other chains
- Cryptoeconomics.study chapter 3
- If you didn’t want to spend ETH to get the 3 year anniversary NFT, Unlock now has a credit card onramp. I did another annotated edition which anyone who has the NFT can read.
🎂 3 year anniversary 🎂
Just to repeat the advertisement immediately above: you can buy the limited edition NFT for 0.11 Eth which will unlock the annotated edition.
All proceeds will be back into Ethereum somehow, likely donated to a public good, at my discretion.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Sep 24 – Eth2 staking pool Rocket Pool testnet beta starts
- Sep 27 – ErasureCon (password: information) (SF)
- Sep 28 – First ENS short name auctions end
- Sep 30 – Gitcoin CLR matching ends
- Oct 4 – Enterprise Ethereum in Banking Summit (Seoul)
- Oct 5-6 – Cryptoeconomics System Summit (Boston)
- Oct 7 – ENS workshop (Osaka)
- Oct 8-11 – Devcon (Osaka) and Devcon social events calendar
- Oct 19-20 – Crosslink (Taipei)
- Nov 1 – Ledger EU apply for 200k euro startup funding
- Nov 5-6 – Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
- Nov 8-10 – ETHWaterloo (applications open)
- Jan 1 – Augur v1 cutoff
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